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Plant and

Tips of the Month

Plant and Tip of the Month:
January 2023

-Christmas tree boughs can be used to mulch garden perennials, especially as the ground freezes and thaws.

--It is not too late to plant spring bulbs if they are still firm to the touch AND if your soil is not frozen.

--Enjoy January as a time of rest, reflection and thinking ahead to "putting right" what may have gone wrong in the garden last year!

October 2022

--Recent soil science confirms the benefits of leaving leaf litter in your garden beds as a nutrient source and early spring weed suppressant.  Two exceptions are under roses and peonies!

--When bringing in houseplants that have spent the summer outdoors, add a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid to 1 gallon of water to kill any insects that may be nestled into the soil.





September 2019 Plant of the Month:  Dahlia ‘Karma - Choc’This Dahlia has dark burgundy almost black blooms with red highlights.  Grows 36”+ tall and is hardy to Zone 8 — tubers must be lifted after first frost.  Blooms are about 6” across.  Prefers full sun.

September 2019 Tip of the Month:  Sprinkle cinnamon on the leaves of houseplants to control fungus. (Shared by Alice Doering)

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