I cut this mallow plant back severely in mid-July before it went to seed. It is now re-blooming beautifully. In past years I have waited to cut it back until there were quite a few seed pods. This year I have discovered that cutting in back before it expends all of its energy making seeds leads to a much nicer second bloom. Every year I learn something new...now if only I can remember it next year!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.