How to Prune Roses

If you have roses in your garden, chances are, you need to learn how to prune them. Why prune? Here's the thing... most roses are a lot tougher than we give them credit for... In fact, it can be pretty hard to kill a rose! But just because they can survive through a lot of neglect, doesn't mean they will be healthy, or beautiful. Pruning helps the rose plant in three ways... It shapes the … [Read more...]

How (and When) to Prune Trees

I wanted to touch base about pruning trees at this time of year, because as soon as the holidays are over, many of you do exactly that. And if you have run across any of the "guides" on pruning trees written by the extension programs of state universities, you may have had your head spin around. Here are all the simple guidelines on how, and when to prune your trees. When to Prune Trees For … [Read more...]