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Fall Rose Care

With the approach of fall weather, it’s time to think about making sure your roses are set for the remainder of the year and right into early spring.  Some rose cultivars may still be blooming, some may need some maintenance pruning ahead of winter, and you can also plant or move roses this time of […]

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hydrangeas But Were Afraid to Ask

It can be very confusing sorting out what kind of hydrangea you have, especially if you don’t have access to the nursery information tag that was once attached to it.  Some hydrangeas are identifiable by their leaves, such as oak leaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia).  It can get a little trickier with some of the other […]

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April Gardening Guide

This is a great time to plant perennials, shrubs, and many trees, but be aware that as the weather warms up, you’ll need to keep an eye out for stress, especially related to dehydration or sun scorching.  Be sure to plant any new additions to your garden or landscape in a situation that will minimize […]

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March Gardening Guide

Spring arrives on Tuesday.  I’m finally “done” pruning my 19 fruit and nut trees, but that doesn’t stop me from barging out into the garden, loppers in hand, to remove some poor unsuspecting weak branch that I missed the first three or four times around.  I tend to err on the side of caution, so […]

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There’s Still Time to Plant Some Beauty in Your Life

When we plant shrubs and trees in the spring, we do so because the roots should have plenty of time to settle in and there’s no danger of freezing temperatures killing the roots, which in turn would kill the young shrub or tree.  But as spring advances, new leaves emerge, which require food and water […]

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