Re: shearing perenials
The coreopsis is in a prominent spot in my front gargen, so I think I’ll wait to shear until after the first blooms pass. Last year, we had a crazy amount of Spring rain that might have contributed to the leggy, flopy appearance.
I cut some of the phlox back alrady, just to see what will happen, and I now wish I had NOT cut back the nepata because it’s lost it’s nice, naturally mounding shape. Hopefully it will fill in!