What About This Weather 17 Feb 0
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Flowering Shrubs

What About This Weather

Friends February is not spring most years. Looking at my garden today you would think it is high spring. Everything is early, and a week of warm weather predicted for next week won’t help holding back spring flowering plants. But remember the general last frost date in our area is…

Keeping Pansies Perky 10 Feb 0
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Annual Flowers

Keeping Pansies Perky

This winter is a hot and cold one. And the temperature fluctuations have played havoc on many of the plants that were put in last fall, like pansies. So if your plants look stressed like the ones in the photo above, here is some advice. If yours look like the…

This Is A Pruning Mistake 04 Jan 2
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This Is A Pruning Mistake

Pruning can be beautiful or a disaster. The two hollies above were a somewhat matched pair. The unpruned holly has a lot of style and character. The pruned holly on the other hand, looks like a typical pruned box and is ugly for this space. Looking at the unpruned holly,…

Spring Bulbs On Sale Now 10 Dec 2
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Spring Bulbs On Sale Now

I always plant my spring bulbs in late December or the first week in January. So the fact that many stores and my favorite mail order source, Brent and Becky’s bulbs, have their remaining supply of bulbs on sales now is perfect. This weekend I bought 50 large size daffodils…