Despite the damage some sustained this winter, once it gets warmer, trees and shrubs really are able to recover a lot.
As 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.
In early May, I stuck a Mandevilla in the middle of a shorn shrub, wound the flowering vines up around the barest branches and said, ‘There, that’s better.’
What to do about a big yew? Prune it.
Mistletoe has been celebrated in the dead of winter since ancient times, along with other evergreens, because they look lively during the darkest days of the year.
Nothing adds appeal to your house quite like a windowbox full of something seasonal but if you get too busy to keep up, you’ll end up with empty planters or dead flowerheads greeting guests at your door.
While they don’t get much mention in the fall, lots of azalea leaves can turn lovely colors too.