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When To Plant
Friday February 26
For the most part, trees and shrubs can be planted at any time of year, though some seasons are better for the plants and more convenient than others.  Spring is a very good time to plant. It gives the tree or shrub an entire growing…
Planning a Garden: Fast or Slow Growing
Friday February 12
Growth rate and lifespan, though not really aesthetic features of woody plants, are nonetheless important aspects to consider when planning a garden. A fast-growing tree or shrub that grows 24" or more a year will mature quickly and can be used to fill in space in…
Fred's 9 Tips for Winter Gardening
Friday January 29
Here are Fred's 9 tips for winter gardening.
Terms to Know When Purchasing Trees and Shrubs
Friday January 22
Form is the general shape and growth habit of the plant. From tall and columnar to wide and gracefully weeping, trees come in a variety of shapes. Similarly, shrubs may be rounded and bushy or low and ground hugging. Form can also vary as the…
Purchasing Trees and Shrubs
Friday January 08
Woody plants are available to purchase in 3 forms. Bare-root, balled-and-burlaped (B&B), and container.

Plant Of The Week

Lenten Rose
Tuesday March 02
The most popular hellebores for garden use are H. orientalis and its colourful hybrids (H. × hybridus).
Peace Lily
Tuesday February 23
Several species are popular indoor houseplants. Peace Lily lives best in shade and needs little sunlight to thrive, and is watered approximately once a week. The soil is best left moist but only needs watering if the soil is dry.
Rubber Tree
Tuesday February 16
Ficus elastica is grown around the world as an ornamental plant, outside in frost-free climates from the tropical to the Mediterranean and inside in colder climates as a houseplant.
Bonsai
Tuesday February 09
Bonsai is the art of developing miniature versions of larger trees and landscapes.
Variegated Rhododendron
Tuesday February 02
Rhododendron (from Ancient Greekῥόδονrhódon "rose" and δένδρονdéndron "tree") is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout lowland and montane forests in the Pacific Northwest, California, the Northeastern United States, and especially in the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America. 

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