Ornamental Garden Calendar For August

Trees and Shrubs Continue to watch your lilacs, flowering crabapples, ninebark and currant bushes for signs of powdery mildew and continue your protective treatments. Maintain even soil moisture and try to avoid overhead watering.  Gypsy moths are still in flight and laying their eggs. Pheromone traps may be used to trap some of the moths. Seeking out and destroy their egg masses. Egg clusters are usually … Continue reading Ornamental Garden Calendar For August

Ornamental Garden Calendar For July

Trees and Shrubs July traditionally is a drier month and a good time to prune evergreens like boxwood. Continue to watch your lilacs, flowering crabapples, ninebark and currant bushes for signs of powdery mildew. If it has been a problem in past spray with a solution of 1 Tablespoon of baking soda and 1 Tablespoon of horticultural oil mixed in 1 gallon of water or diluted … Continue reading Ornamental Garden Calendar For July

Ornamental Garden Calendar for May

May is one of the busiest and exciting times in the garden. The days are getting warmer and longer. Plants are quickly filling out, weeds are establishing and insects are buzzing all around. The trees are breaking out in leaf and spring flowering trees and shrubs are putting on their show. Mid May is also when we here in southern Ontario typically begin planting out … Continue reading Ornamental Garden Calendar for May

Ornamental Garden Calendar for April

April is traditionally a busy month in the garden. Spring cleanup begins and there are a host of other tasks to tend to. Following is a list of tasks and things to look out for, in your ornamental gardens in April. Note: these times are approximate and can vary depending on the weather and on your specific hardiness zone. The zone I write from is a zone … Continue reading Ornamental Garden Calendar for April

Ornamental Garden Calendar For June

June is my favorite month in the garden. So many perennials and flowering shrubs are blooming and the annuals are beginning to fill out a bit. The landscape is alive with colour and the air is full of a bouquet wonderful fragrances. The temperatures are warming up but but usually still remain comfortable. There is still a lot of work to do in the gardens … Continue reading Ornamental Garden Calendar For June