Posted by: Your Personal Garden Coach Lynda | March 17, 2014

Don’t Hesitate!

The roses are going to need a hard pruning due to all the cold.  If you were out today, like I was, you noticed how black the rose canes are.  Winter was pretty harsh on these babies.  Not to worry, the snow protected the roots, so pruning down just 4 inches from the ground (or in some cases, snow level) won’t hurt them a bit.  Just remember to fertilize in April.

Even though it was cold today, the sun was shining, calling me to grab my pruners.  I did cut down my fall blooming raspberries and pruned the blackberries.  Sedum, perennial hibiscus, endless summer hydrangea and some perennial grasses were also laid low.  No yard waste pick up yet, so everything is laying right were I cut them.  Which means raking is in my near future.

A little bit each day, we can do this.                      


An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!



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