deadheading bee balm & mallow
I have a lavender bee balm (monarda fitulosa) and a red bee balm (monarda didyma) growing for their 2nd season this year. They grew huge, and had lots of wonderful blooms. But now all of the petals have fallen off, and the plants are left with just a bunch of round pom-pom looking heads. Should I cut these off? Will anymore blooms develop if I do?
Also, I have a purple mallow plant (Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin') that was beautiful in the early summer, but now it is this nasty tall straggly brown thing. What should I do to help this plant?
Thanks for any advice on taking care of these perennials!