Mid-Summer Garden ChoresThere are a few garden chores you should hurry up and do, such as pinching back fall-bloomers like asters and mums so they’ll stay compact, and pruning spring-blooming shrubs too.
Time To PruneGardeners like to use the 4th of July as a reminder for some stuff you shouldn’t wait much longer to do, such as pruning spring flowering shrubs.
Colorful Gardens Go Dark For The WinterWhat a difference a day makes - or rather, one freezing night.
Gifts In Your GardenWelcome weeds and gifts from the birds; that's how I've started to see some of the happiest accidents in my yard, like the asters now adding a surprising touch of color.
Chanticleer Readies For WinterAs lots of us are putting plants to bed for the winter, so are some area gardens getting ready to sleep until spring. Chanticleer will close in November.
Fourth Of July Gardening ChoresAlong with fun stuff like fireworks, many gardening chores are keyed to the Fourth of July, such as pruning back spring flowering shrubs like azaleas.
Perennial Options For The ShadeThis is a good time to put perennials in those shadier spots so you won't have to crawl under conifers and shrubs to plant so many annuals every year.
White SnakerootWhite Snakeroot - <em>Ageratina altissima</em>, a member of the Aster family - is a native plant once thought to cure snakebites, but in fact, it's toxic.
The Fashionable Colors Of FallYou can't exactly plan to have hot pink roses and hibiscus blooming beside maroon dogwood leaves every fall, but the surprise is part of the fun.

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