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Week of September 13, 2021

Deadhead Echinacea and heliopsis to keep them blooming.Deadhead Echinacea and Heliopsis to keep them blooming. Cut back summer perennials that have finished flowering so their foliage does not detract from the fall bloomers.

Reducing soil cultivation will increase earthworm numbers.

Large bulbs produce the best flowers since they have more stored food.

Sow spinach when soil temperature is around 60 degrees.

If fall home-invading insects are a problem, make entry harder now.

Don’t wait until October to get fall flowers like mums and asters.

If clematis with pink flowers is on your wish list for next season, consider ‘Asao,’ ‘Bees Jubilee,’ ‘Elizabeth,’ or ‘Pink Fantasy.’

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