Covered Plants

Cindy Stockett - Horticulture

"Garden chores for April"

Things to Do...
 

  • Weeding - stay on it!

  • Mulching

  • Dig and Divide (donate some to the Plant Sale!)

  • Plant trees & shrubs (don't forget to keep well watered over summer)

  • Plant summer blubs

  • get ready for dahlias

  • set out cool season vegetables

  • bait for slugs - use cheap beer to create traps

Presented April 11, 2022 by Nancy Kappelman
 

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Image by Zbynek Burival

Garden Chores for March
 

  • Plant bare root roses and trees

  • Cut back deciduous grasses

  • (use gloves to pull out dead stems)

  • Leaf clean-up - save for leaf mold! 

  • Prune trees and shrubs

  • Dig/divide snow drops

  • Prune group 3 clematis*

  • Plant sweet peas and hardy cold vegetables

     *If it blooms before June - 

        Don't prune!

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"Garden Soil Choices"

Presented March 14, 2022
 

Stop using non-renewable peat moss!
 

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Say yes to using COIR! (natural coconut fiber)
 

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Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia
 

"Small Trees for the Pacific Northwest"

Presented February 14, 2022
 

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Serviceberry Amelanchier
 

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Garden Chores for February:
 
Weed! and apply compost
Divide your hostas - pot up for plant sale!
Prune your roses, apply compost
(use BloomDriver in June)
Prune your Clematis, but remember-
"if it blooms before June, don't prune!"
Use Jacks Classic Blossom Booster to fertilize


 

Fringe tree -Chiananthus virginicus

Flowering Dogwood - Cherokee Sunset
 

Cindy helps define the real meaning of some catalogue gardening terms:

"robust grower" - probably a garden bully

"A favorite of birds"  - avoid planting near cars, sidewalks, or clotheslines!

 

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Cindy says...

It's time to order from your Catalogues!

Presented on January 10th, 2022

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Hellebores" presented 12/13/2021

Close Up of Pink Roses

"Rose Care for the Fall"
presented on 10/11/2021

"Hydrangeas"
presented on 9/13/2021