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Proper pruning is not one size fits all


Every fall I notice landscaping that has been cleaned up presumably for the winter. Unfortunately, many plants shouldn’t be pruned then. A general rule of thumb is to trim woody plants shortly after they bloom. Take azaleas, for example. Azaleas … Continue reading

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Invasive Olives


Some landscaping can just be too adaptable.  The genus Eleagnus is a good example.  They make beautiful accent shrubs with pleasant fall aroma.  The undersides of the leaves have a silvery color that almost dances in the wind.  Oblong fruits … Continue reading

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Edible Landscaping


Sometimes when your landscaping goes to seed it creates a smelly and unsightly mess.  Other times it can just be an added benefit.  The flowering crabapple is a good example here. Crabapples, (Malus sp.), make a gorgeous small specimen tree … Continue reading

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