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 […]
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.
Imagine what it would be like to harvest juicy Golden Muscats or full-bodied Concords just outside your backdoor! One of the biggest problems grape growers face, however, are fungal diseases.
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.
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.