Tag Archives: winter.

How to protect your evergreen shrubs from winter burn

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With a name like “evergreen,” you’d think these perennial plants would have no trouble maintaining their beautiful color year after year. This, however, is not always the case. Some evergreen shrubs experience what is known …

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Should I worry about frost heaving?

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Temperatures have been fairly mild in many states this winter… which is good for you, but could cause problems for your plants. Frost heaving occurs when perennials are “heaved” out of the soil due to …

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Do I have to trim back hostas after the first freeze?

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Preparing your perennials for winter is essential if you want to see healthy blooms in the spring. Fortunately, some plants are very low-maintenance and require little to thrive. Hostas are a great example, as they …

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High on the Winter To-Do List? Gardening Recordkeeping

Posted by Susan Harris
This is, as all gardeners know, THE time to get our recordkeeping in order for the prior season, and maybe get our system set up for the next.   First …

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Visiting the National Arboretum in Winter

Posted by Susan Harris
No matter how frozen our garden soil or how dormant our plants, lucky gardeners near D.C. can get a big fix of plants and whole gardens by visiting the National  …

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More Cool Visitors who Blog, Photograph and Video

It was great fun to discover customers’ videos, photos and stories of their holiday visits to Homestead, and we thank them for their visits and their talents.  (We found them via Google Alerts we set up for …

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Don’t miss the holiday fun at the U.S. Botanic Gardens

Posted by Susan Harris
Got time off with the kids?  Already seen the holiday displays at Homestead?  Then truck on down to D.C. for the awesome holiday show at the U.S. Botanic …

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How to Love thy Neighbor, Post-Blizzard

Posted by Susan Harris
Post-blizzard, we mainly hear about good people shoveling their neighbors’ sidewalks and digging out their neighbors’ cars.  And I was the beneficiary of that kind of generosity myself, as …

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