Help! I need your opinion….I am currently in the process of cleaning out what’s overgrown in my perennial bed and replacing the flowers with new blooms and I need to know would you pull the “False Sunflowers” now or wait until the blooms have died back? I do plan to move them over in front of the ugly propane tanks so I won’t technically be killing them I will just end the blooms for this season and move them to a new home where they won’t be such a nuisance.
I think they’re beautiful, the way they spill over onto the deck but they’re so weighed down with flowers that they’re drooping (and they’re way to big to try and stake up and make them look decent). You can see above the gigantic load of Lilly’s I have already dug up. They’re no longer blooming so I didn’t feel bad about taking a shovel to them. I’m not planning on replanting them, they get overgrown to fast and don’t really produce many blooms so they’re not a plant for me. I loaded them up and heaved them into the tall grass along our field. I do this with all my overgrown perennials and after a few years I notice them popping up in the field. It’s actually a pretty sight and I don’t have to worry about how far they spread.
So would you move them now or wait until they are done blooming? I’m ready to get the new perennials in the ground I’m not sure how long they can live in those pots and I get tired of watering them twice a day, but also hate to disturb these beauties. Oh! the dilemma.