Horticulture

March Horticulture Tip: Spring Preparations

February 29, 2020

By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulture Staff Member March heralds the beginning of spring, a bridge month when the landscape is awakening. A sort of guessing game takes place in the garden with respect to weather and temperature, and while we practice patience under the urge to plant there are tasks we can accomplish that keep us…

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Container Gardening: Vessels with Variety

February 29, 2020

By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulture Staff Member Pots and containers these days range from standard garden terra cotta to glazed, metal, hypertufa, stone, ceramic, and come in a myriad of colors, textures, finishes, shapes and sizes. Allowing your plant material to be as varied as the vessel is a fantastic way to break out of the…

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February Plant Tip: Prune, Prep & Plan

January 25, 2020

By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulturist February can be a challenging month for the gardener…We don’t know what kind of weather to expect, we are anxious and eager for those first signs of spring, and thoughts turn to longer days of warmth and sun. And so, this month is the perfect time for what I refer to…

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December Landscaping Tip: Winter Pruning

January 1, 2020

By Emily Reed, DSBG Horticulturist You’ll notice many herbaceous perennials have faded during the fall, and are ready to be pruned back for the winter. Hardy bananas, ginger, and cannas have all begun to brown. With a sharp, clean pair of pruners, cut these perennials near to the ground, and compost the leaves and stalks. Many…

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Planting Trees & Shrubs in November

October 25, 2019

By Emily Reed, DSBG Horticulturist In zone 7b/8a, November is a great time to plant woody tees and shrubs. As deciduous perennial woody plants are starting to lose their leaves, they transition into root production. Planting or transplanting trees and shrubs now will allow them to become established in their new permanent home before the…

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Fall Bulb Planting

October 1, 2019

October Landscaping TipBrought to you by Schneider Tree Care October is the time to start thinking about planting fall bulbs. Bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground is cool, when evening temperatures average between 40° to 50° F. You should plant at least 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes. Narcissus, Crocus, Hyacinthus, Iris, Ranunculus and Tulipa are…

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