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Plant Hardy Fruit Trees Now {in February}

February is a great time to plant hardy fruit trees, bushes or vines in your landscape. Careful attention needs to be paid to selection, planting, growing conditions and necessary care. As a rule, plants we grow for fruit require full sun, excellent drainage and room to grow. Find out the mature size and proper spacing

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What to Prune in February?

The general rule is to trim items that are dormant or not setting their buds.  Pruning now is less stressful on your plants. Roses should be trimmed to get rid of older burnt foliage; this will start promoting new spring growth.  Knockouts are a shrub type of rose that love to be cut back and

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Winter Plant Protection

Freezing temperatures can be harmful to many landscape plants. However, there are steps you can take to ensure their survival. Move Plants Inside: When it’s possible to move a container inside your home, do so. A garage, shed or other external space will also provide some insulation to keep plants safe. If you do not

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Freeze-Proof Plants

Find tough-as-nails plants that can survive your coldest winters. Coneflower This rugged native wildflower can grow just about anywhere, and most varieties are hardy to Zone 3. Cut down the stems, then add 3-4 inches of mulch to insulate the plants through the winter to help them bounce back beautifully next summer. Pansies If you’re

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Citrus Trees in a Freeze

       Information on Citrus & Cold Weather/Acquired from LSU Ag Center Protection of citrus trees becomes important when severe freezes occur. Citrus types vary in their tolerance of cold. For example, Satsumas are the most cold hardy, and do not need protection until temperatures approach 20 degrees. Lemons, limes & oranges generally need to be

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Winter Flowers for Indoor Gardens

Brighten your home with a few of these cheery houseplants African Violets While most of the year African violets like an eastern or western view, during the winter you should move them to a south-facing window. Cyclamen Cyclamen is a houseplant that can have a modern look with a sleek container. Watch for wilting, it

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Tips for Tip-Top Tools Ready for Spring

Get a jump-start on spring by tending to garden tools this winter Dedicate some time now to getting your tools in shape. Time spent on tool maintenance in the garden’s off-season gives you more time to garden when spring arrives. Here’s what you can do to get tools in shape. Clean Cutting Tools Clean blades

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