You know that moment when you drive up your street, pull up to your home and suddenly realize that your landscape seems a bit tired and needs to be updated? That’s the same time you look at your neighbor’s homes and think, man, they look so fresh. That, my friends, is the moment you know your landscape needs some help and it’s time you did something about it.
Pruning all your perennials down in the fall seems like it would be the correct thing to do, right? I get it, you have beautiful fall weather, you’re already raking leaves and it just makes sense to cut down the perennials and move on with the up-coming holiday season. Unfortunately what we want and what our plants need aren’t always the same thing. Here are answers to some common perennial winterization questions.
We’ve reached the time of year where we enjoy autumn radiant reds, brilliant oranges, luminous yellows, and the yellowing of evergreen needles. This shouldn’t cause a panic or create any fear that you may lose your evergreen. It is merely the natural progression of all plants, even those that hold on to their foliage.
Insects on Boxwood and How to Treat Them
Boxwoods are everywhere and love them or hate them, they serve a purpose. Not only does their small stature make them easy to maintain but the fact that they are one of the truly deer resistant plants on the market makes them a priceless asset to our landscapes.
There’s something spectacular about spring blooming plants that you don’t get from those that provide summer color. It may be a light that they offer after a cold and dark winter telling us that we made it through.
I’m wrong. I can admit it. I’ve been wrong before and I’ll be wrong again but it’s right now at this very moment and for this very thing that I am admitting to be wrong. What am I wrong about? Re-blooming Azaleas.
It’s that time of the year again…You know, late fall / early winter, the time when both the leaves and temperatures have fallen leaving our gardens dreary, desolate places. All of our summer flowering splendor has died back to the ground or have become bare stems that serve no visual purpose.
Plant Spotlight: Beautyberry
I love plants that are unassuming. I think there is something special about the unpretentious wallflower that rests in the background awaiting the right time to come to the forefront. Knowing there is something so unique about it that when it chooses to share its quiet beauty, it is truly a sight to behold.
Putting Sonic Bloom™ Weigela to the Test
Every year a batch of ‘new this year’ plants arrive at garden centers across the country, some are not worth taking home and planting, despite the pretty signs and convincing advertisement, while others definitely garner a second glance. One such plant that I would put in the ‘second glance’ category is the Sonic Bloom™ Weigela.