Late Summer Revival?

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  1. ToadinNH

    ToadinNH New Seed

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    Here in NH summer is starting to come to a close. The ground planted flowers are doing great (well, with exception of the honeysuckle fiasco) - however the potted ones are starting to get leggy and tired.

    I mostly have petunias, alyssum and some small pansies (Johnny Jump-Ups?)

    Would it do any good to give them (esp the petunias) a good pruning? If so, how far back should I cut them? I'm scared to just start hacking branches off.
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    Sounds like we are in the same boat! This weekend I plan to cut back my petunias, Shasta daisies and pansys so they can do their thing in the fall!
    It will take the petunias only a week or two to start blooming again (I think) :-o Hopefully it will cool down a bit...
     
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    I cut my petunias back to about 1/3 of the height. They have already bloomed again!
     
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    ToadinNH New Seed

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    I will have to do that. The rain has broken a lot of the stems anyway. And now something is munching on the flowers.

    Time for a good whacking! =)
     

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