Stachys ‘Helen Von Stein’

I have been given some Stachys ‘Helen Von Stein’.  I have been told to rake it hard, but I don’t know exactly what that means and when to do it.  Would cutting the old leaves back down to the ground…

Pruning back Virginia waterleaf

You posted an article today about cutting back Shasta daisies etc. when they’ve finished blooming.  Can I do the same with Virginia waterleaf after it’s finished flowering?  I realize it’s a native plant and in the wild it would never…

Pruning Passion Flower

I have a large passion flower plant that I have successfully overwintered in my home for three winters…put it out in the summer and it seems quite happy – lots of amazing flowers!! It has a lot of dead stems…

Can I cut back my Pfitzer Juniper?

My Pfitzer juniper is about 30 yrs old. It is very large and lives by my back fence. The front is healthy but the back part by the fence has died. I would like to know if I can cut…