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Winter Pruning Guide
Every few years, you may want to do a more severe prune and remove old branches.can be pruned in the late winter. If you plan to use a chainsaw, make sure you’re comfortable using it before you start cutting.
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El Segundo
Prunes or Dried Plums: By Any Name, A Healthy Treat
Use chopped prunes as you would any other dried fruit, to sprinkle on hot cereal or add to pastries, cakes or breads.For a fun look at prunes as a candied treat, read W While all prunes come from plums, not all plums become a prune.
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El Segundo
Pruning Groups and Clematis
Group 1 is an early season bloomer, group 2 is midseason and group 3 is a late bloomer. Group 1 is a spring bloomer; group 2 is a repeat bloomer and group 3 blooms in late summer or fall.
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El Segundo
Clematis, the Versatile Vine
I can’t think of a single flower that has such a variation in form, foliage, size and blooming season except for the clematis.Site choice is very important in the successful growing of this plant.The older varieties need at least 6 hours of sunlight...
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El Segundo
Pruning, pinching and picking
If you had kept plucking those leaves every day or two, whether or not you would have postponed the eventual day of seed stalk formation, at least you would have enjoyed some lovely spinach in the meantime! (Carrie, this means YOU.)Flowers which are tiny...
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El Segundo
Pruning Palms
Up to a point.So there should be good reasons to prune palms ‘prematurely' as well as pruning in general.Most palms are pruned to remove dead leaves that can be a source of hiding places for pests.To decrease the potential hazards of fire (dead frond...
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El Segundo
Pruning, trimming, lopping and aerial wood-cutting.
So start your chainsaw, heat it up a while, stop it and move up. Tree-trimming has always been part of lumberjacking, the idea being to remove branches or tree tops that may interfere with the correct felling of a large tree.
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El Segundo
Time to Tame the Raspberry Jungle
Those canes will be finished a few weeks later and will not produce any more berries. Some will have fruited this year on the top foot or so of the cane. Other pictures taken by and property of the author.Read Dave's Gardener comments on many of the abovementioned...
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El Segundo
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The proximity to the nursery pot wall (often black) makes the roots susceptible to burning from an overheated pot wall also. The root system will be immensely superior to that found on a plant grown in the standard nursery pot.
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El Segundo
Lagerstroemia: Caring for Crepe Myrtles from the Bottom Up
If they fall, these may produce offspring which may or may not look like the parent tree. Eliminate one of the major trunks if it is leaning too close to a building." recommends theI know from my horrendous French classes that a crêpe is a very thin...
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El Segundo
What Products Are Made From Trees?
You use products made from trees every day, such as wood and paper in addition to many products you would never guess came from a tree. Forest product companies are an extremely efficient industry.
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Santa Monica
Time to Prune Your Fruit Trees
I used to know a few basic rules for trimming trees, which I had already exercised over my citrus trees in years past, but after studying more I realized they weren't accurate and maybe that's why my citrus trees weren't growing well and have never had...
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El Segundo
Nature\'s Surprise
You know me well enough to know that I didn’t bother listening to the remainder of his words; he lost me as soon as he opened his mouth to tell me my river birch was diseased because its bark was peeling.
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El Segundo
Hydrangeas...How and Where and What... Part II
This will allow time for blooms to form for next season's flowers.Make sure your pruners are sharp. The blooms are actually comprised of numerous small flowers, some fertile and some sterile.
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El Segundo
My Toxic, Painful Garden Revisited: pruning considerations
These cuttings are usually very easy to root and can give you an 'instant' landscape plant... Permanent Euphorbia sap stains on left, and aloe stains on rightFor most Euphorbias that need trimming, gloves are pretty much essential (though I often get...
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El Segundo
Winter Pruning of Trees, A Timely Task
Remove one of the rubbing branches.Water sprouts or suckers are found in the interior of the tree as well at the base of the trunk.They grow rapidly and use more of the trees energy than they return.
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El Segundo
Climbing and pruning grass, are you kidding?
My colleagues usually prefer rice and cari, greedy folks! We have sorted a few nice pieces of bamboos as some of us want to turn them into plants pots, umbrella containers, furniture or boxes.
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El Segundo
Pruning the Sacred Tree: Blasphemy or Necessity?
A special feature of this place is the presence of water which on one hand allowed the climbers to cut large branches without worrying what was underneath but obliged the ground staff to put on sneakers and shorts and get wet to retrieve the same branches,...
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El Segundo
Winter\'s Wrath: Ice and Snow Damage
Storm-damaged plants can be victim to insects and diseases, so check for symptoms and signs, then act quickly to minimize further damage.To see the devastating effects of the 2007 ice storm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, read Aunt_A's excellent article,"CityGreen:...
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El Segundo
Tame too-big bushes with pre-spring pruning
Good pruning will result in lots of fresh growth on the bush this summer which will then form flower buds for next spring.The heavy pruning that I'm discussing here will maim or kill certain bushes.
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El Segundo
CityGreen: Re-greening a city after a deadly storm
Ecember 8, 2007 brought Oklahoma and the surrounding states a storm that will never be forgotten. In March 2007, the city's Arbor Day press release stated that this was Tulsa's "n January 18, 2008, the Tulsa World newspaper reported that in the first...
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El Segundo
Poinsettia Pruning
That's why it's best to keep them inside. However, since their flowers were opened and the nectar glands were full, it wouldn't have been long until the bracts would have faded. My poinsettias have been sitting in my conservatory window all winter long,...
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El Segundo
Hydrangeas...How and Where and What... Part III
Leaves the plant covered until spring when danger of freezing has passed.If this sounds like too much trouble you might want to try and grow hydrangeas in pots. I attach the chicken wire to the stakes.
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El Segundo
Secure tree climbing
Once this is correctly set up the climbing can start; set up the Prussik as high as possible to tighten the climbing rope, sit back in the harness, raise one foot and make a loop around it with the rope, press on it with the other foot so as to block...
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El Segundo
Revitalizing older blueberry bushes
Still no blooms. Still no blueberries, but there were some new branches growing, so we waited a couple more years, with an occasional stab at getting some of the bigger branches off.Finally, we decided that the take no more than a third rule wasn’t...
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El Segundo
Topiary: Art with Nature, Part 2~How To Do It Yourself
For wider sculpted pieces, globe arborvitae, boxwood, or privet are accommodating. The tree is about 6 feet tall, and the project tooLook at your tree from all angles and decide just how sloping you want the spiral design to be.
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El Segundo
Garden Myths Busted: Harpin, Top Pruning, Sanitizing Pruners, Foliar Feeding
I've had my Felcos for over 10 years and unless I lose them will probably be the only pruners that I'll ever own. In fact my first purchase of this product was at a group purchase here on Davesgarden.com I used it for a couple of seasons and was unimpressed...
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El Segundo
A Bonus of Blossoms from your February Fruit Tree Pruning
When experts talk about pruning spring-flowering trees and shrubs, they advise waiting until after they have bloomed, in order not to prune away the blossoms that would otherwise bloom in the spring.
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El Segundo
Hydrangeas...How and Where and What... Part I
The soil test will give you a benchmark and you can adjust from there.When the soil amending is complete, dig a planting hole twice as large as the pot your plant is in. WATER-WATER-WATER.You should water daily for the first 3 to 4 weeks after planting.
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El Segundo