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Wine & Roses Weigela

Though pruning shrubs strikes fear into the hearts of many, it is actually a simple and rewarding process. All you need to do to master it is to understand a few basic principles behind the why, when, and how of pruning shrubs.

Oso Easy Cherry Pie Rose

For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.

Today’s busy gardeners want and need low maintenance landscapes. They desire a beautiful yard but often don’t have the time or expertise to achieve the look they want. Do them a favor and offer these low maintenance annuals, perennials and shrubs to guarantee their success.

Don’t wish away winter too soon. Cold weather is great for plants. Here’s how to handle mid-winter warm spells in your garden.

I am once again writing about my garden each month. You'll get to see the good and the bad, after all gardening is a different adventure every year.

These tiny grasshoppers are less than ¼” in length and emerge with one thing only on their mind EATING.

Sugartina 'Crystalina' Clethra (summersweet)

Are these nasty pests devouring your favorite flowers and plants this summer? Here’s what you can do to stop them.

Getting your garden ready for winter

Fertilizing plants can be a bit bewildering but to get the most out of your plants, especially container plants, it is essential. This article will go over the basic types of fertilizers and give recommendations on when and how to apply those fertilizers.

Learn why you should prune and why you shouldn't prune. Read Part 2

For a distilled version of our pruning articles, check out and download our Pruning Demystified PDF.

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