From the Garden

From the Garden

Gardening tips for year-round!

Monthly Garden Tips: January

Flower/Landscape Gardens Remove snow and ice from evergreens by gently tapping the underside of branches with a broom soon after the snow has fallen, before it’s had a few days to freeze and thaw several times. Deadhead pansies regularly to prevent seed formation and promote flower production. Liquid feed pansies with fish emulsion. Cover newly […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: February

Flower/Landscape Gardens Remove snow and ice from evergreens by gently tapping the underside of branches with a broom soon after the snow has fallen, before it’s had a few days to freeze and thaw several times. Check fall-planted and shallow-rooted perennials for heaving during thaws. Press plants back into ground and replace soil around the […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: March

Flower/Landscape Gardens Remove evergreen tree boughs, protecting perennials and Pansies before growth begins. Remove extra layers of winter mulch from marginally hardy plants and Roses. Deadhead pansies regularly to prevent seed formation and promote flower production. Liquid feed pansies with fish emulsion. Protect emerging bulbs, especially tulips and lilies, from deer and rabbits with repellent […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: April

Flower/Landscape Gardens Continue to deadhead Pansies regularly to prevent seed formation and promote flower production. Liquid feed pansies with fish emulsion. Set over wintered Canna rhizomes outside but in a protected location to begin to grow. Divide and re-plant summer and fall flowering perennials and ground covers when new growth reaches three to four inches. […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: May

Flower/Landscape Gardens The last frost date in our area is May 15; annuals may be planted after this date. It’s time to say goodbye to Pansies, which were planted last fall. Although they can brave the winter blasts, they will not thrive in our hot and humid summers. Pull them up and replace them with […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: June

Flower/Landscape Gardens Maintenance is key! Stay on top of weeding and watering. A rule of thumb for watering is 1 inch of water a week if not provided naturally with rain. Purchase a rain gauge to get an accurate measurement, remember to empty the rain gauge regularly! Plant summer flowering bulbs like tuberous Begonias, Caladiums, […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: July

Flower/Landscape Gardens The main tasks for this month are weeding and watering. A rule of thumb for watering is 1 inch of water a week if not provided with rain. Purchase a rain gauge to get an accurate measurement, remember to empty the rain gauge regularly! Signs of drought stress: Wilting Blossom and fruit drop […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: August

Flower/Landscape Gardens Maintenance is key! Stay on top of weeding and watering! This is the time of year when watering for one hour between 6-8am is worth 3 hours of watering the rest of the day because of evaporation. A rule of thumb for watering is 1 inch of water a week if not provided […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: September

Flower/Landscape Gardens Maintenance is key! Stay on top of weeding and watering! This is the time of year when watering for one hour between 6-8am is worth 3 hours of watering the rest of the day because of evaporation. A rule of thumb for watering is 1 inch of water a week if not provided […]

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Monthly Garden Tips: October

Flower/Landscape Garden It’s time to remove your annuals and plant Pansies for splashes of color throughout the winter and into early spring. Divide and transplant perennials after they finish flowering; this is a good time to divide and transplant Iris, Daylilies and Peonies. Start to cut back perennials that are declining and compost foliage. Scatter […]

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