Tag: pruning

Gardening Is Slower In Autumn

UNITED STATES—Even without significant cool weather, the garden knows that it is now autumn. Most of the late summer blooming flowers are finishing their...

Genetically Confused Plants Can Revert

UNITED STATES—‘Jewel Mix’ nasturtium starts out so colorful with various shades of yellow, orange and red, including rich reddish brown and almost white pale...

Delay Some Gardening Between Seasons

UNITED STATES—For gardening, this is one of those in between times of year, when summer chores are under control, but it is a bit...

Can’t See The Forest For The Trees

UNITED STATES—Foliage is often employed to obscure views. Evergreen shrubbery or trees can provide privacy in the garden or for windows. It can just...

The Stakes Could Be High

UNITED STATES—The irony of landscaping and gardening to bring nature closer to the home is that it is so very unnatural. Plant specie are...

Prune now for roses later.

  Roses should be pruned before the end of winter. Here where winters are so mild, they can get pruned early. Just like most of the...

Air layer overgrown houseplants.

Most of the favorite houseplants are grown for dense evergreen foliage. Stems of Chinese evergreen, anthuriums, bromeliads and most ferns should never be seen....

The fruits of our labor

The vast orchards of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys are there for a reason. California is one of the best place in the...

Early pruning may have advantages

As long as it gets done well before buds begin to swell late in winter, the meticulous and specialized pruning that deciduous fruit trees...
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