Keep the fresh-cut greenery in your holiday decorations looking attractive throughout the season.
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Weekly Gardening Tips for Your Area
P. Allen Smith
Traditionally wreaths are hung on front doors, but these evergreen decorations can be used in other ways during the holiday season.
Winter reveals the garden’s fundamental structure. Consider it an opportunity to design for winter and early spring interest.
It may seem misguided to get out your pruning tools in winter, but this is the ideal season for cutting back many deciduous trees and shrubs.
Winter, contrary to popular belief, is an important time in the garden, a time for maintenance and putting the garden to bed.
Even the most experienced gardener likes a sure thing, and in the world of gardening, it doesn’t get much safer than bulbs.
Don’t let the pretty faces fool you; violas and pansies are garden workhorses. Plant them in fall and they will power on through winter and bloom with enthusiasm the following spring.
The cool season offers gardeners a chance to play with a bold color palette, flowering shrubs, evergreens and perennials.
A chill in the air doesn’t signal the end of homegrown veggies and garden-to-table eating.