Catmint was one of the first perennials I put in my garden. In fact, it’s still in its original spot in my front garden some twelve years later. Catmint is awesome because it looks and smells fabulous – sweet and minty but not as strong as regular mint. The blue/purple flowers rebloom for me thought the summer with or without pruning.
I have a section of catmint planted outside a window and I recently pruned it to look like a hedge. It turned out great.
That started me thinking that I could use a hedge trimmer on all my catmint. The results are awesome. It cleans it up and the cuttings can be saved in a container for potpourri. Lovely.
My new pruner from Lowes. it was cheap (under $10) and it works great. Look how nicely controlled and compact it looks on the border of this garden. Very happy with this.
Did I mention that catmint is in the catnip family? A fun fact.