Coneflower Has Spent Blooms And Dead Leaves Should They Be Removed

Question From: Layton, Utah, United States
Q: When the flower loses the brilliance in their color, should I cut the flower off. Also alot of the leaves are brown..

A: Cutting off spent blooms, a term called deadheading, encourages re-blooming for many plants. Removing dead leaves makes the garden look tidy. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy