new gardener. What do ii cut back?
i'm fairly new to gardening and I am not sure what i am supposed to cut back, or when. I did read the discussion about Fall vs. Spring cutting back ,and not only don't i know that, but i don't know WHAT to cut..do i cut back ALL perrenials? I assume you don't cut back things like irises or other bulbs?
i ahve tall flox (which got chewed by deer, but one bloomed anyway), peonies, (the newsest one still has waxy green leaves- it never bloomed but looks healthy),butterfly bush which is just now blooming, bleeding hearts which are now just yellow leaves.
how do you determine what to cut back, and when the plant is "ready"?