Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Early Spring Round-up

With the official start of spring just around the corner, it's time to trade the snow shovels for garden spades! Here is our early spring round-up for tips to get you prepared for garden season:
  • Start your seeds indoors.
    Our horticulturist, Louise Clarke has some quick tips for getting started. Read more...
  • Get to know your site. The best landscapes come to life when plantings match the site's characteristics. Check out this useful video for inspiration. Prefer more hands-on guidance? Learn from an expert at this workshop with former Brooklyn Botanic Garden Horticulture Educator, Charles Mazza.
  • Brush up on your pruning skills. We know it can be exciting to see our yards come alive with leaves and new shoots each spring, but before you know it things can get a little, well, Gray Gardens... Learn proper pruning techniques before the bushes get a chance to take over. When purchasing a new plant, ask your nursery how to care for it or take a local workshop like this one on Pruning for the Homeowner.
  • Kick it up a notch.
    Already a savvy gardener? Elevate your plant knowledge by taking a botany class. This one on fungi is a great place to start.

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