Yesterday was sunny and relatively warm with temperatures hovering around 40 F degrees, so I decided to spend an hour or so outside in the garden, puttering around and doing some light pruning.With some trepidation I slipped on a pair of my ‘gardening jeans’, jeans that I had promoted from everyday wear to gardening wear. I was concerned that between the effects of GRTH (Gardener’s Reduced Time with Horticulture) and the gravitational forces in my closet drawing the threads closer together, that … [Read more...] about Sunny, 40 F Degrees, Let’s Go Out and Garden!
After ten years of tending my gardens at my current house, I'm taking back some beds that have gotten a bit out of control or just didn't turn out how I thought they would.Here's the non-blooming forsythia that I've posted about before.And here's that bed after I worked on it yesterday morning. I cut all the forsythia down to the ground and bagged up the cuttings to save for another day of happy chipping and shredding.(Yes, the grass looks terrible after a very dry summer). Then, I went around … [Read more...] about Cutting Back and Taking Back
Knowing when and what to prune is something every gardener has to figure out at some point. We all learn the basics. We observe what works and watch to see what others do. Prune spring flowering shrubs after they’ve bloomed, prune summer/fall flowering shrubs in the spring. Prune trees when the wood isn’t frozen, preferably in late winter. Prune deadwood at any time.Grapes should also be pruned back in late winter. However, the head gardener here at May Dreams Gardens (me) didn’t prune the … [Read more...] about Do Grape Vines Cry?