Have you found yourself standing there, with your pruning tools in hand ready to prune a shrub because it the right time to do it? Yet, it can be quite daunting to know where to begin. Click Here for my process that I go through as I prune shrubs in late winter or early spring. […]
The Bayer BioAdvanced Bermudagrass Control for Lawns is a growth inhibitor that helps beat back Bermuda Grass. What you do is apply the Bermudagrass Control when the Bermuda Grass is just waking up for spring. The chemical triggers it to halt growing and weaken it. Then from there you apply it again on a monthly […]
The Burkwood Viburnum is simply stunning this year in my yard! My plant stands about 7 feet tall and is loaded with fragrant, white snowball shaped clusters of blooms. The fragrance is sweet and reminds me of Jasimine. It will top out at about 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. The dark green leaves […]
The Black Tulip Magnolia is just so fun this time of year with it’s large, dark purple flowers! They flower one bloom per branch while creating a sense of wonder when people walk by. They enjoy full sun but need some wind protection from hot summer winds. They grow to about 20 feet tall and […]
The Rapitest Digital Soil Thermometer is this week’s feature because it easily tells you what the soil temp is. Why is this important? Because it helps guide you on when it is time to plant or transplant your veggies plants. Most seeds germinate best when the soil is at optimum temps. Transplants take off faster […]
Florel is a growth regulator that when applied just as a plant begins to flower that sterilizes the bloom, which leads to no undesired fruit or seeds. It is advised to plan on spraying just before the flowers open and soon after. Timing is the critical factor.
This week’s featured plant is the Leonard Messel Magnolia just before flowering. As the flowers begin to swell in February they resemble a pussywillow bloom. The added bonus is that unlike the pussywillow blooms, the Magnolias open up to a light pink flower! Extending the seasonal interest from February to the end of March depending […]
The Arnold’s Promise Witch Hazel is a welcomed site at the nursery because it shows us that spring is around the corner. It started flowering this year about Feb 5th in the greenhouse. It will remain in bloom for another week or so. While not a fast grower, it does eventually get 15 to 20 […]