disease, tree care

Tree Trimming for Dummies

The Christmas season has everyone talking about trimming trees.  Oh.  Not that kind?  What if you have trees than need pruning, though?  Can that be done NOW?  HOW? Since Edward Scissorhands wasn't available (his blades were full), here are my quick tips on pruning trees and shrubs. WHEN? There are several reasons to trim woody… Continue reading Tree Trimming for Dummies

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plant care, sustainable, tree care

Is My Tree Dead, or Just Playin’ Possum?

Several months ago a friend asked if she should cut down her dead tree or wait to see if the leaves come back out in the spring......  When I repeated her question, as any good therapist would do, she recognized what she'd said was not what she'd really meant.  Her real question: IS MY TREE… Continue reading Is My Tree Dead, or Just Playin’ Possum?

disease, lawn care, organic, pests, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized, William BILL Radler

Want a NO-MAINTENANCE ROSE?

Sally asks: "Do I have to dead-head my Knock-out roses, or should I just leave them alone?  I know they are supposed to be low-maintenance, but are they NO-maintenance?" The Knock Out ® rose  (Rosa 'Radrazz' KNOCK OUT) is the fastest selling "new" rose ever.  Since being sent to the Conard-Pyle Company for testing in 1992 by Wisconsin rose… Continue reading Want a NO-MAINTENANCE ROSE?