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A Plan for Pruning

You may notice some people are pruning their trees and shrubs this time of year. If you would like to do so, be sure to base your pruning time on the plants’ flowering schedules. Early flowering shrubs such as forsythia, lilac, quince and rhododendrons should be pruned immediately after they flower.  This is because they […]

December FAQs

Bulbs: Q– I forgot to plant my spring-flowering bulbs. Are they any good now? A– Plant them in good soil in large pots. Place in an unheated, protected area like an unheated basement, woodshed, cold frame, or garage. Water them once, then keep them from drying out during the winter, but don’t keep them soggy-wet. […]

November FAQs

Bulbs: Q – How late can I plant spring-flowering bulbs? A – Until the ground freezes. However, bulbs planted later probably will flower later in the spring than established bulbs. Q – What if I can’t plant my bulbs before the ground freezes? A – Plant them in deep pots, spaced apart appropriately for the […]