May 17, 2013

How to Prune Your Spirea

I get so many great tips from Garden Gate Magazine. I have been a subscriber since the very first issue - I'm not telling how long ago that was! One of my favorite parts of the book is the reader tips. You know, gardeners have the best ideas!

I also subscribe to their e-mail list and I receive even more tips that way. I just had to share this good advice for pruning spirea. I like mine to be natural but you may prefer a rounded bush. There are directions for both ways here.

Here is my Little Princess Spirea that is peeking out from behind the Hosta in my front yard (it is the lime green shrub). This particular variety will be covered with hot pink flowers in a few days and will bloom all summer if I deadhead it.  Follow the link below for pruning directions.

 


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