Friday, January 11, 2019

Gardening Journal 2019: More Pruning

In this post I shared that I had pruned my rose bushes and added wood ash to the ground at the base of each plant.

Since then I've done a bit more pruning, this time I pruned by Rose of Sharon bush, it had gotten really tall and kind of wild looking.  It needed a good re-shaping, so I set to work.

After I finished with it I moved on to a Crepe Myrtle bush, it too and gotten woolly looking …  (That's an abandoned bird nest in the top of the Rose of Sharon bush.)

I started on the forsythia bushes but ran out of time.  In addition, I need to prune the fruit trees and the grape vines.  There's a lot to be done to get ready for growing season!

Are you doing anything this time of year to get ready for growing season?

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  1. We have citrus trees and raspberries to prune here. That is a February chore for us. I have never pruned a rose of Sharon though. Does it help with new growth or just shaping?

  2. It is too cold here to start any pruning chores so we will wait. Last year some tings did not get done so we are really in need this year.

    1. Lana, we'll work on ours in bits and pieces as the weather allows. I still have a lot of pruning to do yet!


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