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A listener wrote last week to ask about pruning tomatoes. The first thing to know is, you don’t have to do it, it’s up to you. Secondly, you probably only want to prune vining varieties.
If you wonder how something sprouts in your yard when you didn’t plant it, it’s because Nature designed seeds to be strewn.
Native Hydrangea arborescens bloom beautifully no matter how harsh winter was, which is a big relief!
Sprinkling seeds is so much easier and cheaper than buying and planting annuals and, since it’s only June, they have months to bloom.
There’s a free tour tonight at the Scott Arboretum and another one tomorrow morning.
Those old-fashioned big leaf hydrangeas didn’t bloom last year because the winter before was so harsh, but now they’re back!
If you haven’t planted blueberries yet, what are you waiting for?
Take a week off from mowing. Letting clover flower in your lawn helps the bees – and it’s good for the soil too.
You have a chance to recapture the thrill of going out to chase fireflies on Thursday evening, June 25, 2015, from 7:30 – 9:00 at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.
Our native asters come in beautiful colors like pink, blue and purple and they attract butterflies, something your mums won’t do.
Since it’s wasteful and expensive to water when you don’t need to, it’s just smart to get a rain gauge.
Baptisia australis or ‘false indigo’ is an easy-to-grow native perennial that’s stunning through three seasons.
Even when you don’t plant by ‘the rules’, sometimes a plant will thrive.
If you’ve got a plant you’re worried about because it’s got funny leaves or evidence of a disease the Plant Clinic is now open!
Garden Conservancy Open Days will let you see some of the best private gardens around; this year, featuring graduates of the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum School.