3 Intriguing And Bold Bark Types To Enliven A Winter Scene

3 Intriguing And Bold Bark Types To Enliven A Winter Scene
Unusual bark characteristics such as bright color, unusual texture, and sheen can draw the eye in a drab winter landscape. Trees and shrubs that have colorful, exfoliating, or shiny bark can make outstanding additions to the winter landscape. Stem colors range from red to yellow to orange. Coral-bark Japanese maple, Tatarian dogwood, Alleman’s Compact, Bud’s... 
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How To Treat Winter Damage On Yews

How To Treat Winter Damage On Yews
Winter’s chill can harm many types of trees, including yews. Contrary to what you might think, winter injury to yews doesn’t generally follow an extremely cold winter. This winter injury occurs after extreme temperature fluctuations rather than prolonged cold weather. Browning of yews may be caused by many other factors as well. Yew winter damage... 
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How And When To Prune Which Garden Plants

How And When To Prune Which Garden Plants
Most plants benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is in know when to prune what. A great many flowering and fruiting plants prefer to be pruned while they are dormant, in late winter through early spring. Some, like spring blooming trees and shrubs, will start setting new buds as soon... 
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How And When To Prune Subshrubs Right

How And When To Prune Subshrubs Right
Subshrubs are plants that possess traits of both woody and herbaceous plants. When it comes to pruning, however, it’s a good idea not to cut them back to the ground since this can result in the removal of their growing points and can ultimately lead to their demise. Depending on the type of subshrub, the... 
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5 Useful Late Winter Gardening Tips

5 Useful Late Winter Gardening Tips
Late winter is far away but still you need to know what to do before that. Here are some useful tips: Potting forced bulbs. Starting your Allium crops, such as garlic and leeks. Planning the vegetable garden and purchasing seeds. Spreading organic mulch over perennial fruit and vegetable gardens. Trimming off broken and dead branches... 
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How To Turn Your Garden Into A Winter Grove

How To Turn Your Garden Into A Winter Grove
Want a green garden this winter? There are plants that can create a real grove even in the cool season of the year. The plants you can use are Nandina domestica, Cornus mindwinter fire, Mahonia charity and Hellebore. Take one type of these or all of them, take the piece out of the container, spread... 
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How To Grow And Care For Black Peppercorns

How To Grow And Care For Black Peppercorns
Black Peppercorns are similar to grapes, as they both grow on perennial vines. Pepper vines can grow to heights of over 30 feet and can become unruly if not properly taken care of. You can trellis the vines for a look similar to that of grapevines but you can only have them outdoors in zones... 
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How To Grow Asian Greens In Your Garden

How To Grow Asian Greens In Your Garden
We may all be familiar with Asian greens from eating in restaurants, but we don’t often grow them in our gardens. They are members of the brassica family, along with broccoli, cabbage and kale. Most are grown for their leaves, which makes them easier to grow than brassicas grown for their flower buds. Most are... 
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How To Protect Plants From Cold: 4 Easy Ideas

How To Protect Plants From Cold: 4 Easy Ideas
Everyone knows that plants die if winter temperatures are too frigid for them to endure. But severe weather can pose a threat even to hardy plants. An early-season burst of bitter cold can shatter the cells of woody plants that haven’t yet hardened off. Later in the season, those same plants could march through a... 
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13 Adorable Blooming Plant Choices For Christmas

13 Adorable Blooming Plant Choices For Christmas
Poinsettias are perhaps the most popular Christmas flowers for the warm places. But are there more plants that bloom at Christmas? Here’s a roundup of blooming plants, some of  which you should be able to find at your local florist, garden center, super market or big-box store like Home Depot, Target or Lowes. You’ll find... 
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