Don’t trim those frost damaged branches yet! You might be tempted to cut off those ugly, brown, damaged by freeze branches off your trees and shrubs. Don’t do it! Wait until we are way into March. Pruning promotes new growth and if another freeze comes, your plant’s new tender leaves will once again be vulnerable. […]
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To encourage the long and vibrant color of your bougainvillea, the trick of the trade is “the more frequently you trim them, the more they bloom!” Bougainvillea’s new blooms are generated from the new growth. Trimming promotes new growth which encourages new blooms. Simple as that! Just give it regular trimmings and shaping and you’ll have […]
Yes! And it’s a very important question: all citrus trees are grafted (grafting is a method of asexual plant propagation where the tissues of one plant are fused with another plant). Above the graft is good, viable foliage. However, if stems, suckers and foliage begin to grow from the grafted portion (bottom of citrus tree) […]
Keep your gardening tools in tip top shape and make them last: After each use or in between plants take a razor and scrape any residue off the sheers/loppers. Then rub the blades with rubbing alcohol to clean and sanitize. Ideally it should be done before pruning another type of plant in order not to […]
To all you proud azalea owners, do not trim your plants late in the fall. Your azaleas may have some long runners on them and you may be tempted to trim them back, but beware you may be trimming off potential buds that will develop into beautiful blooms this spring. Be patient and trim them after they […]
As some of your trees may go dormant in winter, we do not advise trimming any of the branches later than October. Trimming them now will only expose the tender new growth to potential cold weather. Wait to trim your trees in the spring time.