Fall-er-izing the garden
I have some questions on what to do with my flowers right now. The Roses: I have a few rose bushes that I'm not sure how to prune. One is a big rambling plant that has the prettiest flowers on it. It's still putting out new growth (despite the frosty weather) so I'm not sure if I should cut it back yet or not. I've also got a bird-planted rose bush that showed up in my front garden this spring. I didn't get any flowers from it this year, not that I was really expecting any it's first year. From what I know about roses there is the "flowers on the new growth" variety and the "flowers on the old growth" variety. As I have no idea who the parents of this plant are what should I do? Leave it be or cut it back? Some of each? Can I even expect flowers on it next year or will it take longer for it to bloom? Do any of you know a good website that can teach me how to take care of my roses with out hacking them into oblivion? The Lilys: I have more day-lilys than I know what to do with. Some of the generic orange tiger lilys and some sort of really pretty white and pink variety. I did some research last year and I know that now is the time to transplant some of these guys. But do I need to cut back the growth first? It's still really green and I don't want to cut it back if they're still storing up nutrients in the bulbs, or whatever it is that day-lilys have. When it's time to cut back the growth do I just have at it with the weed whacker? I'm on the border of zones 6b and 7a in Tennessee thanks!