Goodbye to Rhodo Blooms

May 14, 2011

If your rhodo blooms are done, go ahead and snap off the dead blossoms. I’ve always enjoyed this garden chore. They just snap right off and I feel oh so garden-y.

Difficult to decide if more rewarding to deadhead the rhodos or go after the day lily stalks when they are dry! Lucky if you get to do both — a well designed garden, I’d say.

Dead heading promotes more blooms for coming seasons!

Winter Pruning

January 12, 2011

If you feel like getting out in the garden, winter is a fine season to prune your American Beautyberry, Blueridge St. Johnswort and Chaste Tree and the Glossy Abeli– just to name a few shrubs and trees.

Why? These plants flower on the current season’s growth. Pruning at the right time helps to ensure they plants bloom to their fullest during the season.

To learn more about pruning, click here.

My Philosophy

I am dedicated to enhancing the beauty of nature: designing a landscape that achieves an outdoor experience beyond your expectations.

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