Tag Archives: pruning
After a terrible year (I was attacked in my home then suffered through a difficult divorce), my elderly parents visited and helped me pull the ivy that had swallowed my backyard. My father said, “Don’t let that take over again, … Continue reading
Exercise for the body and mind. Of course, all the planting, pruning and weeding burn lots of calories, but tackling a new hobby exercises my brain too. Often, we get used to mostly doing things we’re good at, but trying … Continue reading
How to tame a Monstera
Move it to a darker space If yours is growing wild, chances are it is getting several hours of morning sun. (Monstera needs five to six if you’re trying to get your monstera to flourish.) To slow its growth, then, … Continue reading
What’s causing Japanese maple’s defoliation?
Q: The mature Japanese maple in my yard was just starting to leaf out when the April freeze hit. At that time, it dropped about half its leaves, and they do not appear to be re-budding. Previously, it has appeared very … Continue reading
Should I prune a damaged rosemary plant ?
My potted rosemary plant sustained cold weather damage this winter. It’s about 2 feet tall. The leaves are damaged and not really looking usable. The new growth on top looks healthy. Should I cut the bush back to encourage new … Continue reading