Pruning Hibiscus

When to Prune Hibiscus Hibiscus pruning generally occurs during spring. Hibiscus plants can be lightly pruned in late summer or early fall, take caution to not prune hibiscus in late fall or winter. Late season pruning will affect the amount of new growth, hibiscus bloom on new wood this late pruning will limit blossoms the following spring. Spring should be the only time for complete rejuvenation pruning. Pruning hibiscus plants...

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The Classic Felco Pruner – F2
Feb09

The Classic Felco Pruner – F2

I received my first pair of Felco F2’s as a gift while in college. Fourteen years later I still use the same pair regularly. While I have tried many makes and designs of hand pruners over the years, I always return to my trusty F2’s. Despite its higher cost over its cheaper counterparts I believe the Felco 2’s are worth the investment. Precision cutting, smooth action and replaceable parts make this the standard hand...

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How to Prune Lavender

Sara Bader owner of Lavender at Stonegate Farm, details in this video how to prune your lavender to get the best results. Be sure to check out Sara’s website: Lavender at Stonegate Farm where you will find goods, information and recipes related to...

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Bamboo Maintenance
May25

Bamboo Maintenance

After choosing and planting your desired variety of bamboo, whether it be a clump form or a running variety the maintenance is essentially the same. Do nothing for the first three years. After the initial establishment stage remove the three year old and older canes at the ground.Take care to over thin the plant as it creates its own shade for optimal growth. Care should also be given to hedging bamboo. Remove the tops to create the...

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