It might be July, but you'll have to trust me that I accomplished the following tasks while it was still June.
So no deep pruning discussions today, just some simple cutting back to clean up some spent blooms/foliage with the hope that the foliage will bounce back all nice and neat and maybe a second set of blooms in late summer.
First off, Nepeta (Catmint) 'Walker's Low'. Here at its peak:
And then looking a little spent:
So, whack, all have been cut back:
More to come in a future post to show you how well they have bounced back:
On to Tradescantia (Spiderwort) 'Sweet Kate'. Looking good and healthy in the spring:
Out come the shears and they've been cut to the ground. Didn't take long to see immediate foliage regrowth:
Finally, Geranium 'Brookside' looking good a few weeks ago:
And then looking severely spent today:
Thwack! Now we wait for the inevitable nice foliage mound to come back:
As with previous "Prune in June" posts, I'll post additional photos as these perennials reinvent themselves over the next few weeks.