To keep your trees and shrubs thriving, watering before and after planting is an essential task.
If you think about the natural habitats of trees and turfgrasses, it only makes sense that these two plants have different survival needs, thus not mixing well together in the same location.
I am doing some winter pruning. Should I “top” my trees to prevent storm damage?
Pruning your trees can help encourage healthy growth and maintain the desired structure you want. To prevent harm when cutting branches thicker than 1 inch, you should use the 3-cut method:
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.
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.
Japanese maples, Acer palmatum, with their captivating bursts of gorgeous color in fall, add a touch of elegance to your landscape. Although they have plenty of intrigue on their own, there are wonderful companion plants for Japanese maples, sure to …
Virtues: We love Japanese maples for their bursts of striking foliage color in radiant shades of yellows, oranges, reds and purples. In spring to early summer, small, deep red flowers bloom, hidden under the attractive foliage.
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.
Virtues: We love ‘Pendula’ weeping white spruce for its shimmering graceful foliage and its dramatic, drooping pyramidal form.
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 …