Pruning

  • close up of bright red japanese maple
    Design

    How to Grow Japanese Maples

    The Northeast is well known for its native maple trees (Acer spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9). They are commonly used as forestry plants or sidewalk trees and are invaluable contributors…

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    Design

    4 Easy Ways to Improve the Look of Your Garden

    Your garden designs are put to the test throughout the growing season. Even when you are in the thick of the midseason rush, it is worth taking time to assess…

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    How-To

    Tips for Growing Tomatoes in the Southeast

    If you do any vegetable gardening at all in the Southeast, you likely grow tomatoes. Even people who don’t particularly care for tomatoes often can’t resist planting a few every…

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    How-To

    How to Train Wisteria

    Few plants can put on a spring show as elegant and impressive as wisteria (Wisteria spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9), but like many vines, this plant can be aggressive. Thankfully,…

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    How-To

    Mastering the Art of Pruning Hydrangeas in the Southeast

    Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) of all kinds are currently among the most popular shrubs with gardeners in the Southeast. Why? First, a flood of improved cultivars has…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Pacific Northwest

    March is a wonderful month for garden inspiration. There are so many changes we start to notice here in the Pacific Northwest. The cold wet days of winter are still…

  • How-To

    March Garden To-Do List for the Northeast

    When February ends and March begins, we winter-weary Northeasterners suffer from Farch (February–March), which consists of a continuation of inconsistent weather and monochrome colors. But let’s not knock March. The…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Northern Plains

    Prepare your perennials It won’t be long now before your perennials start to wake up from their winter slumber. You can help them get a jump-start on the year by…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mid-Atlantic

    Spring is just around the corner, and there is much to do in the garden. The weather can be finicky in March, but there will be plenty of mild days…

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    How-To

    Pruning Shrubs for Winter Color

    As winter wears on in the Mid-Atlantic, tasks in the garden are few and far between. However, one task that always remains is pruning. Winter is the perfect time to…