All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pruning series’

How To Clean And Sharpen Pruners 10

How to Care For Pruners

Pruners are a gardener’s best friend. We use them so much for so many different tasks that it’s no wonder they often get a little beat up. It is easy to neglect caring for pruners, but with proper sharpening and regular cleaning, they will last longer and perform much better. Follow these simple steps to keep your pruners in tip-top …

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Juniperus chinensis 'Monlep' Mint Julep - topiary process (3)

Care and Pruning for Decorative Topiaries

A topiary is an exceptional garden feature that will elevate your yard with artistry. Before the topiary gets to the garden center, there is significant time spent growing, training, and pruning the shape, not to mention the thought that went into creating the perfect design to begin with. Given all that goes into creating topiary, it would be a shame …

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essential guide to lavender: bumble bee on Spanish lavender

The Essential Guide to Growing Lavender

It seems like as soon as summer hits everybody starts talking about lavender, and for good reason! Lavender is a gorgeous ornamental with a dazzling fragrance, it has a wonderful delicate flavor that adds depth to many different types of recipes, and it is one of the most popular ingredients in natural beauty recipes and aromatherapy. All of that, plus …

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Holiday greenery is not limited just to evergreens, and it’s not always green! Some of the most beautiful holiday arrangements include both needle and broad-leaf evergreen foliage, as well as perennial flower and seed heads, herbs, and branches.

The Best Garden Greenery for Holiday Decorating (and Which Ones to Avoid)

There is no need to look any farther than your own garden for the best greenery for holiday decorating. Right outside your door growing in your garden, neighborhoods, and parks are shrubs, trees, and perennial plants that would be very happy to share a few branches with you for seasonal enjoyment. This will guide you through some of the garden …

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How To Remove Suckers From A Tree

How to Remove Suckers from Trees (and Why They are There in the First Place)

If your tree is slowly turning into a shrub by sending up suckers—a host of thin, upright branches from the base of the trunk or soil near the base of the tree—then here are some tips on why it might be happening and how to remove suckers from trees. Trees send up suckers as a reaction to stress. Your smart …

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Garden Therapy Back Yard Play Garden Tour 13

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Growing espalier fruit trees in the home garden is a wonderful way to grow edibles in small spaces and in decorative ways. Training and pruning fruit trees to grow along walls or fences keeps the fruit at an easily accessible height, and turns an otherwise standard tree into a garden showpiece. Espaliers can be fruit trees or ornamental, evergreen or …

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