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Time to update seasonal color beds!

It is time to start updating your seasonal color beds with pansies, violas, cabbage, and kale.     Pansies                         Violas            Cabbage                     Kale Read More
Posted by Kristyn Jones at Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trimming Roses

Roses Spring is a great time to prune in the mid-south. Proper pruning allows for better flowers and a healthier plant. Removal of dead canes and stems, makes for a healthier and more beautiful plant. Make your pruning cuts above a leaf bud that points toward the outside of the plant. Prune to thin and open up the center of the plant, this allows for more air circulation and will reduce the odds of disease. If your roses are getting too tall, you may reduce the height and width of... Read More
Posted by Kristyn Jones at Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 0 comments

How to prune Crape Myrtles...

So how do I prune my crape myrtle?        One of the ongoing questions that we face is: "How to prune my crape myrtle?" Each year many of these beautiful trees are butchered by unaware contractors and home owners. This butcher method is also known as crape murder. Some people believe that this is the only way to get their crape myrtle to bloom. An improperly pruned crape myrtle, in some cases, produces long new branches that are not able to support the weight of... Read More
Posted by Kristyn Jones at Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 0 comments

What is the best time to plant?

Fall is a great time to plant shrubs and trees. Why? Because the excessive summer heat is subsiding, and plants have time to establish a good, healthy root system before the heat of next summer arrives.  Typically, you will not have to water in your new trees or shrubs as much, because of all of the fall rains. Read More
Posted by Kristyn Jones at Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What’s the best time to prune?

For the most part, it's best to wait till early spring for major pruning. The exception: shrubs that bloom in very early spring should be pruned directly after they finish blooming to avoid losing the bloom period for that year. Shrubs that bloom in late spring or early summer can be pruned in early spring. Read More
Posted by at Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 0 comments


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