by Ruth S. Foster

Pruning Grafted Trees and Shrubs is Tricky
Many of our most best flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs are grafted. Plants specially bred for bigger flowers or delicious fruits are often very poor growers. more
Pruning Shrubs in Early Spring
Certain deciduous shrubs can be pruned in very early spring.  Usually we do this to make them look better, bloom better or to remove dead and broken branches.  The ones that can be pruned early are those which have flower buds on the new growth made this year. more
Force Branches of Flowering Trees
Until small pale leaves appear on outdoor trees and flowers open, it doesn't really seem like spring. But you can make it come earlier to your house by bringing branches into the house for forcing. more
Fall Colors
Although bright red maples and glowing orange sugar maples are what's referred to as "peak" color, the more subtle hues wax and wane throughout the season. And each tree and leaf is different. more
Tips for New Trees, Shrubs, and Sod
A few helpful tips for planting and maintaining your landscape. more