Groom gardens to look their summertime best

Melinda Myers is the author of more than 20 gardening books and is the host of the Great Courses’ “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Visit for gardening tips and videos.A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall.
Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the blooms begin to fade. Use a pruner or sharp garden scissors and cut just above the first set of leaves or above the s...

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