Spring CUT-BACK is important to the success of your garden this year

MARCH 2013

Plants that need dead foliage and branches cut back before significant new growth occurs:

            -cut back all grasses to 3"-6" high: gulfcoast muhly grass, maiden grass, mexican wire grass, weeping love grass, bamboo muhly grass, big muhly grass, etc.

            -fall aster

            -wooley stemodia

            -silver pony foot

            -brugmansia

            -hoja santa

            -bush morning glory

            -gregg’s mist flower

            -prairie verbena

            -butterfly weed

            -big muhly grass

            -datura

            -mexican fire bush

            -coral bean

            -lantana

            -yellow bells

            -pavonia

            -blackfoot daisy

            -salvia

            -purple heart

Prune as needed, for shape, either in early spring or early fall growing seasons:

            -twisted myrtle

            -pink skullcap

            -roses

            -zexmania

            -yucca rostrata

            -spinless prickley pear

            -evergreen sumac

            -agarita

            -butterfly bush

            -damianita

            -rosemary

            -lady slipper

            -mimosa

            -wooly butterfly bush

            -flame acanthis

            -winter honeysuckle

            -agave

Trees should be uplimbed as they grow.

            -desert museum tree

            -olive

            -anacacho orchid

            -persimmon

            -desert willow

            -eve’s necklace

            -kidney wood

            -mexican olive (can also be maintained as a shrub)