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How to Prune Fruit Trees

Check out this video to see how to prune young fruit trees to protect their health and ensure a good harvest for years to come.

Filifera Falsecypress: An Evergreen Tree with Great Texture

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Virtues: We love sawara falsecypress for its hreadlike foliage in vibrant shades of greens to golden yellows that dangles down in a spectacular weeping effect, gracefully covering the smooth, stunning reddish-brown trunk, which peels away its bark in vertical plates. 

Watering Plants an Inch of Water

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If you planted trees or shrubs this fall, be sure to keep them watered until the ground freezes (if it does in your area), and continue to keep them watered through next spring and summer.

Fall Perennials for the Garden

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Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner, authors of The Nonstop Garden, share their favorite selections for late-season perennials. We are naturally drawn to whatever is in flower when we visit the nursery or garden center. Because we often find ourselves purchasing plants …

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

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. …

Planting Balled-and-Burlapped Trees

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Consider this information from Decoding Garden Advice by Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard to determine if you should remove twine, burlap and wire from a balled-and-burlapped tree or shrub before planting.

Protecting Your Trees from Lightning

Protect your trees from damaging lightening strikes

Question: A neighbor recently lost an old, beautiful tree to lightning. How can I protect my trees? Predicting which trees are likely to be struck by lightning is difficult. Studies have shown that ash, elm, oak, maple, poplar, pine, and …