Gardening tip: Summer care for annuals
Freshen tired, leggy annuals such as petunias by cutting them back by about one-half and feeding them water-soluble fertilizer formulated for flowers. For organic nutrients, use a cup of fish emulsion in four gallons of water.
— Adrian Higgins
Adrian Higgins has been writing about the intersection of gardening and life for more than 25 years, and joined the Post in 1994. He is the author of several books, including the "Washington Post Garden Book" and "Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden."