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Planting Spring Bulbs

After a winter of snow, cold temperatures and long nights, we’re all eager for a little sunshine – and a little color. And nothing encourages us to get out and enjoy the advent of spring like brilliant displays of blooming bulbs. Chances are your clients have asked for recommendations, and customers who look beyond the holidays and into the new year will appreciate a good selection of bulbs they can plant now for spring color. But you can help them even further by teaching them to extend the often-brief flowering season with a few easy tricks. Whether they desire basic […]

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Question of the Week: Winter Pruning

Question of the week — How far back do I prune my knock out roses and the salvia greggi for the winter?  Also, the plant behind my pond I believe is a papyrus plant…. do I need to trim that back too? how about my grasses-should I cut them now? Here is the best answer that I can give Angie and all of you– about waiting to trim before Valentine’s Day or after each year–    I know that the weather is nice–BUT—  It is best to wait until  after Valentines day to  prune–the reason is –you can have warm weather  ( usually […]

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Spring Bulbs For Your Gardens

By Lucy Harrell T. C. N. P. A Specialist on Demanding Environments I am going to start this article by saying that my knowledge of bulbs is limited to only the very easiest absolutely perennial bulbs. I am too lazy to plant a whole lot of something that won’t come back every year or needs fussing with—so I am assuming that you are too— however if you want to experiment with other bulbs- by all means–go for it –and tell me if you find a really good one to add to my nice & easy Spring Bulb list. You may […]

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