Tag: pruning

Knowing When To Prune What

UNITED STATES—Maybe the weather took the surprise out of camellias this year. It has been so warm and pleasant that such big and colorful...

Prune Fruit Trees While Dormant

After centuries of breeding for abundant production of unnaturally large fruit, deciduous fruit trees have become dependent on specialized pruning while they are dormant...

Winter Is For Getting Bare

Even before the last of the Christmas trees vacate nurseries, bare root nursery stock begins to move in, and will be available through winter....

Jack Frost Nipping At Foliage

UNITED STATES—It is impossible to deny that the weather has been unusually cold when tough perennials like ligularia and farfugium express symptoms of frost...

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...
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