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?

Patsi
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4 comments:

  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?

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  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.

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    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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