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When & How to #Prune Salvia #Plants! #garden #gardening

The key to keeping #redsalvia blooming is to #prune! A few weeks ago we #pruned the dead stalks & now we have gorgeous #red #redflowers #redflower that #hummingbird #hummingbirds #love! #flower #flowerphotography #flowerstagram #flowerpic #flowerphoto #flowerphotos #flowersofinstagram #flowerlove #flowerlovers. #container #containergarden #containergardening #containers #inmygardentoday #inmygarden #garden #gardening A post shared by itsgardeningtime (@itsgardeningtime) on Sep […]

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Cut Back Blue Coreopsis in Early Spring! #gardeningtips

It’s early Spring in the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and it’s a perfect time to prune our Blue Coreopsis shrub! Why? Blue Coreopsis blooms gorgeous blue flowers in Autumn, so pruning now avoids damaging flower buds and gives the shrub a boost. It is not necessary to fertilize Blue Coreopsis, but we do spread […]


How to #Grow & Care for #Butterfly Bush! #gardeningtips

Buddleja, buddleia, butterfly bush. #flora #natura #nature #naturaleza #flores #flowers #bridge #buddleja #buddleia #butterflybush #green #botanic #botanica A post shared by Siu (@siuspot) on Mar 24, 2017 at 8:06am PDT We finally got a close-up photo of our Butterfly Bush flowers! Butterfly Bush Flower Cluster Attracts Butterflies! #butterfly #butterflies #butterflygarden #butterflygardens #butterflygardening #buddleia #flower #flowers […]

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#DIY Oak Tree Pruning! how to garden beginner gardener

#DIY #Tree #Pruning! #prune #howtoprune #trees

Spring and Fall are excellent times to prune trees! It gives cut branches time to mend before the stress of Summer and Winter. We are pruning our Oak tree because the lower branches are reaching into the sidewalk area. Do-it-yourself pruning will save hundreds of dollars over the long-term. Use a quality pair of tree […]


#Prune #Evergreens to Maintain Shape & Size!

    Early Spring is an excellent time to prune non-flowering shrubs and evergreens! Our Front Sidewalk Garden contains evergreen shrubs that grow consistently. They require very little maintenance; just prune with quality pruning shears such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169), to maintain shape and size. When the evergreens were young, […]

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Why #Prune #Liriope in Early #Spring? #pruning #howtoprune

    Variegated Liriope is a perennial groundcover that provides interest year round. The spike leaves are light green and white in color. We have Variegated Liriope in our Front Sidewalk Garden. Why cut back Liriope in early Spring? It forces fresh, new growth! For beginner gardeners, Liriope is an excellent choice! It is a […]


Pretty in #Pink! #flowers

      We have lots of “Pretty in Pink” in our garden! The top left photo is a pot of pink impatiens. Impatiens like shade, so if you have a shady spot in your garden, they are perfect! For more information, photos, and videos on impatiens, click here.   The top right photo is […]

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Best Time to #Prune Flowering #Shrubs? #shrub #pruning

                  The best time to prune flowering shrubs is just after they have bloomed, but before they set bud for their next blooming cycle. For example, our Snowmound Spirea blooms in mid-Spring every year. It only blooms once per year, so we prune it in early Fall. […]


#Prune Non-Flowering #Shrubs in Early #Spring! #howtoprune

    Early Spring is an excellent time to prune non-flowering shrubs and evergreens! Our Front Sidewalk Garden showcases a green and yellow Euonymus shrub, which provides color all year long. The leaves are glossy and showy. It requires very little maintenance; just prune with quality pruning shears such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable […]

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The Care & Feeding of #Mums! #autumnblossoms #flowers

What Are Mums? Chrysanthemums, or “mums” as they are commonly called, are colorful perennials that bloom in the Fall. Their leaves have scalloped, wavy edges. Fortunately, mums have a slight scent that keeps deer and rabbits away. When to Plant Mums? Mums can be planted anytime from early Spring to late Fall. If they are […]


5 #Secrets to Gorgeous #Autumn #Mums! #chrysanthemum #flowers

                    What are the 5 Secrets to Beautiful Fall Blooms? Secret #1 – By mid-summer, you will notice your mums starting to form flower buds. That’s when you know it’s time to prune. If you cut the mums back by the 4th of July weekend, it […]

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Red Salvia in the Fall how to garden beginner gardener

4 Steps to Keep #Red #Salvia Blooming Thru #Autumn! #flowers

                    Red Salvia has beautiful red spiked flowers that attract hummingbirds to your garden! They like morning sun. They don’t like the hot afternoon sun. Red Salvia will continue to bloom until the first hard frost, temperature below 32 degrees overnight. Here are 4 steps to […]


#Deadhead #Cosmos 4 Blooms Thru #Autumn! #prune #flowers

    Cosmos are annuals that bloom throughout Spring, Summer, and into Fall. They like full sun and attract butterflies. Prune or deadhead old blooms to keep cosmos blooming all season. For beginner gardeners, Cosmos are very easy to grow. Full sun is the key. Every few weeks, fertilize with an organic fertilizer such as […]

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3 Reasons to #Prune Flowering #Shrubs in #Autumn!

    We are experiencing an early Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area, so why not start pruning flowering shrubs such as Snowmound Spirea? Snowmound Spirea blooms pretty white flowers in the Spring. The small white flowers look like a layer of snow has fallen on the bush. Why is Autumn the best time to prune […]

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Why #Prune #Flowers? #flowerpower #flower #pruning

Removing old blooms will help annuals bloom continuously. Dead blooms steal nutrients from the plant, so pruning or deadheading, will keep the plant healthy and productive. Use a gardening tool, such as pruning shears (Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears (9109)), to remove the old blooms. Be sure to clean the pruning shears before starting, and […]