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Garden Chores

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Deadhead Ever-Blooming Hydrangeas

Wait a minute, didn’t I just tell you this spring NOT to prune your old-fashioned pink and blue hydrangeas? Yes, but some hydrangea are better pruned.

07/22/2013

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A Bloomin’ Good Reason To Deadhead

The dead of summer is the season of deadheading – that’s the habit of taking off the old flowers from an annual, perennial or shrub as they wither. Why bother?

07/15/2013

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Let Bulb Leaves Brown

Even after they’ve bloomed, a bulb’s leaves absorb energy from the sun and turn it into food. That’s why you have to let the leaves lie around until they’ve browned.

06/26/2013

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Start Weeding

Call it the first rule of gardening or Weeding 101: Don’t wait. Start now.

03/12/2012

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Prune Roses In Two Phases

Approaching an overgrown rose bush can be a bit overwhelming, so consider doing it in two stages.

02/27/2012

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Spring Cleaning That Can Be Done Now

This is a good time to get your dirty old pots ready for spring.

01/23/2012

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Rain May Be A Blessing In Gardening Disguise

A stretch of wet weather makes all kinds of garden chores a lot easier.

05/25/2011