What to Prune When in Your Garden for the Healthiest Plants
A good starting point for pruning any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots tha
Had a (non gardening) co worker a few years ago who just moved into a different home. It was a primarily shady yard, and they could tell it had been fashioned into a garden, even though it was winter when they moved in, they could see there were lots of little plant markers in the yard with names on them. It was soon discovered that the previous owners were of my ilk, i.e., "plant maniacs"! When Jim wrote down some of the names and showed me, i immediately recognized most of the variety…
I apologize in advance, because this is a bit of a long blog post. Maybe I should have divided it into two posts, but for some reason I really wanted to keep this whole family of plants together. So, go grab a coffee and prepare to settle in to see this long string of pictures. Sedum/Stonecrop is a broad group of plants that have thick, fleshy succulent-like leaves. Most bloom in August/September and on into October. I happen to think that they are indispensable plants to have in the garden…
Abelia Kaleidoscope - Shrubs
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PlantFiles Pictures: Ceanothus, California Lilac 'Ray Hartman' (Ceanothus) by AnniesAnnuals
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