April is typically the month when our outdoor plants begin to awaken from their winter’s sleep. The warm weather in March got the plants off to an early start, but our normal weather of late has slowed down that growth. Still, slowly but surely, the plants will continue to grow â€” and there are things we need to do to help our plants along.
By May, many of our perennials will have grown quickly and be at the point of blooming. Once the plants are in bloom, the flower stalks may fall over from the weight of those blooms. If you add in a bit of rain, many of the flower stalks will fall over.
The classic example of this problem is the peony. These plants put out a tremendous amount of growth in April. They get huge and will put up many flower stalks with giant buds. The flowers will open and be spectacular until rain causes the stalks to fall to the ground.
This can be prevented if you place Continue reading