Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Summer Gardening Tips
Part 1
from HGTV
Did you know...

Some plants need to have their flowers removed in order to keep producing blooms. Here's a list of flowers that need deadheading as well as some that don't. My grandma taught me this when I was a little girl. She called it "pinching back".

You can often prolong bloom by removing spent flowers, but that's not true for all flowering plants. When a flower remains on a plant, the plant's energy is diverted into producing seed, rather than more flowers. Deadheading (removing the spent flower by pinching off or cutting back) is a must for many annuals but not all. With perennials, which generally have a shorter bloom period, deadheading usually isn't necessary but is used just to keep the plant looking tidy.

Plants that need deadheading:

  • daisies
  • daylilies
  • dianthus
  • coreopsis
  • cosmos
  • marigolds
  • geraniums
  • Nemesia
  • pansies
  • petunias (species and older varieties)
  • roses
  • zinnias

Plants that don't need deadheading:

  • angelonia
  • celosida (plume and wheat types)
  • clematis
  • crocosmia
  • lantana
  • melampodium
  • rudbeckia
  • verbena (groundcover types)
  • vinca
  • Wave petunias and other new petunia varieties
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Birds of a Feather
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Bells and Chimes
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Andrea said...

Good tip. Thanks!

monstermash said...

I always love your tips. Your Garden Boutique is wonderful by the way!

dreamit said...

I love everything in that Garden Boutique!

Nishant said...

always love your tips. Your Garden Boutique is wonderful by the way

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