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

When To Prune Trees, Shrubs, Roses and Vines

Late winter till early spring (Feb. to the beginning of Apr.) is the best time to prune many of your trees and shrubs. With pruning season nearly upon us here is a pruning schedule for many of the commonly grown trees and shrubs. Deciduous Trees: Prune out all dead, diseased and damage branches from late winter until early spring. Also prune out any crossing branches … Continue reading When To Prune Trees, Shrubs, Roses and Vines

Pruning Techniques And Terminology

Shearing:  Is the removal of all the growing tips off of a shrub or tree using a hand or electric shear. It is generally used to create a denser plant with a more formal look, such as hedges, screens, topiaries and borders. Boxwoods, yews, cedars, privets and some junipers respond well to this type of pruning. Many shrubs however, do not prosper from this type of pruning. … Continue reading Pruning Techniques And Terminology