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Let’s Talk about Pruning

Let’s Talk about Pruning There are always so many questions about pruning. One of the things you should always remember is that before any cuts are made, the pruners should be dipped in Javex to sterilize them. Once that sharp pair of pruners is sterilized, all of your cuts should be at a 45-degree angle, pointing away from the bud. The cut should be made right above a bud to ensure that the water runs off so it does not rot...

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Bring the Houseplants In

Bring the Houseplants In! Yes! It’s time to bring the houseplants in from the outdoors! Once the temperature drops down to the single digits, nearing that first frost, it is time to bring them in. Even one frost can do a lot of damage, so it is very important to pay close attention to fall temperatures. This can always be a bit tricky, so I recommend that people treat the soil a week to two weeks before they bring the plants...

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Fall Preparation for a Fine Spring Display

Fall Preparation for a Fine Spring Display As we move into the fall season, you’re likely getting ready to brave the cold by winterizing your house and your garden. The last thing on your mind is spring flowers. However, at this time of year, you should actually be taking a step back and considering how much lovelier spring will be if you welcome it with a garden full of blooms and bright colors. Now, realize that the best way to ensure...

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How to Fill Your Garden with Color in August

How to Fill Your Garden with Color in August The time between July and September can be a somewhat uneventful time for your garden. Many annuals aren’t blooming, and you may notice leaves are turning brown in the scorching heat. This can be discouraging, especially at a time of year when your garden could be looking its best. If your annuals aren’t blooming or if you just want to spice up the look of your garden, there are a number of perennials...

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Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot

Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot I cannot say how many times I’ve been driving around Halifax and have seen almost every other house with a hemlock right outside their front door. Thirty-three years ago, I took home a “dead” hemlock that somebody had returned to the nursery and planted it. Today, this hemlock is almost 20 feet wide and 30 feet tall. So, why would someone ever plant a hemlock so close to their house? That’s the totally...

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