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Shrubs: New for 2020

July 22nd, 2020

In this week’s episode of Down the Garden Path, we continue our discussion on deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week in July as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we continue the discussion about shrubs with a look …Read more

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Shrubs: Pruning

July 6th, 2020

A new month means a new topic on the Down the Garden Path podcast. This month, we’re talking all about deciduous and evergreen shrubs. Join us each week as we discuss native shrubs, when and how to prune, and new and noteworthy deciduous and evergreen shrubs. On this week’s podcast, we discuss pruning. Tune into …Read more

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Spring Pruning Questions

April 24th, 2017

Pruning of a lilac

“DOWN THE GARDEN PATH” RADIO SHOW Spring pruning questions answered. This week co-host Matthew Dressing and I chat about Spring in the garden. We answer your questions about spring pruning and plant care. Listen in for some helpful tips and suggestions for your Spring garden.

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The Garden: The First Year, Plants Sleep, Second Year, They Creep & Third Year, They Leap!

September 16th, 2016

A popular adage in the gardening world but I think it is a worthwhile reminder for all homeowners. The first year after planting means that the plant may appear to be sleeping but really it is the roots that matter! Making sure the plant gets good soil, enough water and even a good covering of mulch …Read more

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Prune Like A Pro With The Help Of These Tips

June 16th, 2014

Summer Pruning

After a hard, long winter and cool spring, plants can be delayed or just not sure what they are doing yet. By the beginning of June many of these plants will have just finished blooming. Here is how you prune them. Pruning of Spring Flowering Shrubs Early spring flowering shrubs like Flowering Almond, Lilac, Sand …Read more

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Pruning Of Summer Flowering Shrubs

April 5th, 2013

Summer flowering shrubs like Spirea, Potentilla, Weigela, Hydrangea and even Roses should be pruned in early spring before growth begins and then again later in season to remove spent flowers and encourage more blooms.   If this all appears a little daunting, give me a call and I can arrange to have a trained professional …Read more

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Let Spring Begin!

March 20th, 2013

Spring flowers

Despite the current cold entrance of spring, warmer temperatures are around the corner, spring cleanup shouldn’t begin until the ground has dried. Keep in mind walking or raking in garden and lawn too early compresses soil and causes the important spring rains to just run off the garden instead of being absorbed by the plants. …Read more