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How to Prune Crepe Myrtles

AUSTIN, TX  (Note: The video advises pruning crape myrtles in mid-February. For gardeners anywhere, the advice is to do it in early spring before they break dormancy.) By KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener. Make the right cuts on your crape myrtle trees for elegant structure, abundant summer flowers, and good health. Trisha Shirey shows how. Browse …Read more »

Pruning Shrubs

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Create a beautiful landscape filled with attractive healthy shrubs with a bit of proper pruning.  Nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers shows you how.  For Pasquesi Home and Gardens.

How To Plant A Tree The Right Way – 7 Steps To Getting It Right Every Time

ATLANTA, GA From Joe Lamp’l, host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World: “Knowing how to plant a tree the right way, can make all the difference in the chances of its survival. Know these 7 steps to getting it right every time. Trees are an investment in time, energy and resources. Make sure your investment …Read more »

How to Train Climbing Roses

NEW YORK From the New York Botanic Garden in New York City. Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator Peter Kukielski talks about how the climbing roses are trained during the winter at The New York Botanical Garden.

How to Transplant a Shrub

MASSACHUSETTS Videos by landscaping company Garden Continuum in Medfield, MA. *See our “Update on Adding Amendments to Soil” when planting.

How to Plant a Hydrangea

GARDEN ANSWER IN OREGON By Laura LeBoutillier on the Garden Answer Youtube Channel. Used in the video – Gatsby Star™ Oakleaf hydrangea – Follow Garden Ander on Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Email:

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 »

How to Prune Trees and Shrubs

BY ATLANTA-BASED JOE LAMP’L FOR MILORGANITE Learn when is the best time of the year to prune your trees and shrubs, the benefits of pruning, and tips for successful pruning. One of the most important tasks of the year should be done before the busy spring rush—the pruning of dormant trees and shrubs. Pruning is …Read more »

Dwarf Conifers for Winter Interest

PORTLAND, OREGON From Garden Time TV: We stop and visit with Rick of French Prairie Perennials about some great plants for Fall and Winter interest in the garden. These grasses and conifers will help make your garden shine.

Recommended Woody Plants

MARYLAND Horticulturist Carol Allen of Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville, MD recommends some some of her favorite shrubs and small trees.

Saucer Magnolia

MISSISSIPPI by Mississippi State Extension and Dr. Gary Bachman Have you ever been driving down the street in the spring and noticed a small tree that’s blazing with purplish pink flowers? You’re seeing saucer magnolia, one of the stars of the spring landscape. Saucer magnolia, known botanically as Magnolia x soulangiana, is by far the most …Read more »

‘North Pole’ Arborvitae Hedge

OREGON’S GARDEN ANSWER From Laura at Garden Answer: Super excited to be starting a hedge with ‘North Pole‘ Arborvitaes – perfect for the narrow area behind our greenhouse!