Even with all the recent storms we’ve had, it’s still smarter and less risky to plant trees and shrubs in the fall rather than summer.
Anything newly-planted this year – including trees, shrubs, and perennials – needs regular deep watering until they can grow long roots.
Where you plant things can be as important as what you plant.
Lots of trees fell during the hurricane, so first that means clean up, and then, replanting. If you’d like to pitch in, consider becoming a ‘Tree Tender’ for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
Magnolia grandiflora is native to the southeastern US, from about Virginia on south, but these days there are lots of cultivars that do great in our zones;
Urban Tree Connection, a greening experiment that began a decade ago, turned a violent blighted neighborhood into an inner city farm, providing new opportunities for growth throughout the community.
What’s a good gift for Father’s Day? That’s hard to say depending on your dad, but here are a few ideas if he likes to garden.
At a property edge or woodland, the Tulip Poplar can provide great shade while attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Even though we’ve had some rain, much of the ground is still hard and dry. Wetting it slightly before digging to plant trees, divide perennials or move overgrown plants will make your project much easier.
Arbor Day is Friday a good reminder to plant a tree or three this year – and help meet the goal to plant ONE MILLION trees in our region.
Our lack of snow this winter, sparse spring showers, early summer temperatures and windy days have really dried out our soil. So, any trees or shrubs planted less than a year ago may need watering.
Trees that flower in spring are hard to resist, and luckily, lots of nice little native trees are among them, including crabapples.
Squirrels are happy to race around stuffing acorns in the ground – which is great because we really need more oak trees.
Small shrubs survive summer more easily because they don’t have the thirsty roots of larger shrubs or trees.
This Saturday you can enjoy the Haverford Arboretum in early summer bloom while learning what to look for when you go plant shopping