Category Archives: Spring Blooming

When to prune?

Hydrangea pruning
Hydrangea pruning
The mild fall weather has brought an influx of pruning and trimming questions. I thought I might take a moment to share a few tips, reminders and how-to advice.  Without a doubt one of the most frequently asked pruning/trimming questions … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Honeysuckle Vine

dropmore-scarlet-honeysuckle-vine-close-upHoneysuckle vine, also known as Lonicera, are a classic favorite.  Common supports for honeysuckle vine are a trellis, arbor, fence or other sturdy structure. But don’t let the word “vine” stop you from using these plants as a groundcover or for erosion control.  Stunning is the … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Forget-me-not!

Forget-me-nots
Myosotis sylvatica Woodland Forget-me-nots
Each spring the forget-me-nots insist they be remembered! As I drive through town I see their delicate blue clouds, cheerfully appearing over perennial beds and borders. They often go dormant once our summer heat ramps up, making them easy to … Continue Reading ››