LATE FALL: Perennial bed after cleanup and pruning.
Thomas J. Story
The secret to this garden's continuing productivity is autumn renewal. Beginning each October, Stuckey follows the simple strategy detailed above - cutting, pruning, weeding, mulching - to freshen the plantings. Follow his program (adapt it to your garden's special needs and to your climate) for a robust flower bed next spring. Then, says Stuckey, "get out of the way and watch the plants grow."