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Go Wild, Go Native

MINNEAPOLIS, MN By the Nature Conservancy Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at nature.org/GoNative to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates …Read more »

Mow, Don’t Rake Fallen Leaves

KANSAS STATE: You can reduce the time you spend out in your yard picking up fallen leaves. Research shows that simply mowing your lawn on a regular basis can help incorporate the leaves into your lawn. This segment also shows an extra step you’ll need to help break down those leaves. Produced by the Department …Read more »

Zinnias to Support Pollinators

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND Marcia van Horn shows and recommends these types of zinnias: State Fair California Giant Yellow Flame Profusion Lilliput Double-bloom or double-flowered zinnias should be avoided if you desire bees and butterflies.

How to Prune Shrub Roses

FINE GARDENING MAGAZINE Watch our editor cut back a shrub rose with some help from a pruning pro. Visit the Fine Gardening website.

How to Prune Landscape Trees

U. KENTUCKY EXTENSION Flowering and shade trees in the landscape require periodic pruning to control size and shape, to correct undesirable growth, and to remove low-hanging or damaged branches. In this short video, learn the tools and techniques you’ll need to correctly perform pruning to not only to improve the appearance of your landscaping, but …Read more »

Pruning Azaleas and Rhododendrons

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION The time to prune Rhododendron and Azaleas is immediately after flowering so you don’t remove any flower buds for next year. When you prune, be sure to prune back to a growing point to maintain a healthy shrub. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Remove a Stump

OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma Gardening host Kim Toscano talks about options for dealing with tree stumps in the landscape. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channelĀ for more info.

How to Prune Crabapples

FINE GARDENING MAGAZINE Steve Aitken visits Tower Hill Botanic Garden to show you how these spring-blooming trees are pruned. From Fine Gardening Magazine, a U.S. publication.

How to Prune Roses

U. MARYLAND Ray Bosmans demonstrates the proper way to prune roses in the early spring in Maryland. This video is brought to you by the Home and Garden Information Center, part of University of Maryland Extension. Learn about our Grow It Eat It campaign, which provides resources and encourages people to start their own food …Read more »

Winter Damage on Evergreens

ILLINOIS EXTENSION University of Illinois Extension horticulturist Greg Stack discusses winter desiccation (or winter burn) on evergreen plants. The tell-tale sign of desiccation is the yellowing of leaves or needles. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Pruning Winter-Damaged Roses

ILLINOIS EXTENSION University of Illinois Extension horticulturist, Greg Stack, demonstrates how to prune back rose bushes that have suffered winter damage. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Stake a Tree

KANSAS STATE Staking a tree is important to help it establish a strong root system — especially with strong winds. This segment provides information on where to place the stake, how to protect the tree from rubbing on the stake, and when to remove it. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University. …Read more »