Question: I planted two butterfly bushes. One reached 5 feet, the other 4. Should I cut them back this fall or wait until spring?
Virtues: We love ‘Autumn Magic’ black chokeberry for its small, round dark purple to black berries in the fall and its white petals in the spring.
Question: I’m not sure when I should fertilize my shrubs and trees. I used to think that spring was the best time, but I see people fertilizing in summer, and recently I was told that fall is the best time. … Read Article
Question: I would like to add some spring-blooming bulbs to my lawn this fall. What kinds will naturalize well?
If you applied a winter mulch to protect your plants, follow this tip on removing it this spring: Read Article
What’s an easy way to make sure my perennial garden looks interesting from spring through fall? Read Article
The thing with me and Easter is… It’s prime season for landscaping and I’m working long hours every day plus most of my Saturdays. I’d kill for just a little more free time, ESPECIALLY free time in my own garden. … Read Article
Use these strategies to protect plants from late-spring cold snaps. Read Article
BY JEFF COX/Kenwood, California, Zone 9 In much of the country, there comes a special mild day in late March or early April that makes one glad to be alive. Its sudden pleasantness signals that the long months of horticultural … Read Article