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UF Hack: Prune Out Fire Blight

While your diseased trees are dormant is the best time to prune them and give them a healthy start to the new year.

Pruning Herbs

Use our Green Thumb advice for pruning herbs in your garden.

The Fruit Tree Owner’s Toolkit

Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here (deep link http://www.shopanimalnetwork.com/product.aspx?cid=85&pid=838) The following tools come in handy for tending fruit trees. Try to clean and dry pruning tools after each use, then wipe the pruning tools with an oily rag […]

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And A Pruner In A Pear Tree

The day after loads of Christmas feasting is dedicated to pruning back fruit trees. (It’s important to burn off those calories, after all.)

6 Tips for Pruning Evergreens

Just before the holidays is a perfect time to trim your evergreen trees and shrubs, both to encourage spring growth and to provide fodder to deck your halls.

Prune Your Evergreens for Free Holiday Décor

My holiday decorations often involve lots of evergreens. I use pine boughs and boxwood garlands, juniper wreaths and holly sprigs to spruce up our winter festivities.

Annual Pruning and Staking

I finally made it out into the garden this week to cut back some of my perennials. Right now is the perfect time here in Pennsylvania—and in many other parts of the country—to cut down ornamental grasses and last year’s perennial stalks.

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