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  • March Gardening Calendar

    Houseplants Weeks 1-4: Two handsome houseplants that provide fragrant blossoms indoors this month are the Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) and Japanese pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira). Both thrive in average home conditions and are...

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  • February Gardening Calendar

    Ornamentals Weeks 1-4: Winter aconite (Eranthis sp.) and snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are hardy bulbs for shady gardens that frequently push up through snow to bloom now. Weeks 1-4: Water evergreens if the soil is dry and unfrozen. Weeks 1-4: Inspect...

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  • September Gardening Calendar

    Ornamentals Weeks 1-4: Continue planting evergreens now. Weeks 1-3: Cuttings of annuals can be taken now to provide vigorous plants for overwintering. Weeks 1-3: Herbs such as parsley, rosemary, chives, thyme and marjoram can be dug from the garden...

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  • February Gardening Calendar

    OrnamentalsWeeks 1-4: Winter aconite (Eranthis sp.) and snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are hardy bulbs for shady gardens that frequently push up through snow to bloom now.Weeks 1-4: Water evergreens if the soil is dry and unfrozen.Weeks 1-4: Inspect summer...

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  • October Gardening Calendar

    OrnamentalsWeeks 1-4: Continue watering, especially evergreens if soils are dry.Weeks 1-4: Nuts or seeds of woody plants usually require exposure to 3 months cold before sprouting. This may be provided by outdoor planting in fall or "stratifying" in an...

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  • September Gardening Calendar

    OrnamentalsWeeks 1-4: Continue planting evergreens now.Weeks 1-3: Cuttings of annuals can be taken now to provide vigorous plants for overwintering.Weeks 1-3: Herbs such as parsley, rosemary, chives, thyme and marjoram can be dug from the garden and placed...

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  • August Gardening Calendar

    OrnamentalsWeeks 1-4: Continue spraying roses that are susceptible to black spot and other fungus diseases.Weeks 1-4: Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cut back hard and fertilized to produce a new flush of bloom.Weeks 1-4: Deadhead...

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  • April Gardening Calendar

     Category     Week Activity       1 2 3 4    Ornamentals x x x x Study your landscape for gaps that could be nicely filled with bulbs. Mark these spots carefully and make a note to order bulbs next August.   x x x x Enjoy,...

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  • March Gardening Calendar

     Category     Week Activity       1 2 3 4    Houseplants x x x x Two handsome houseplants that provide fragrant blossoms indoors this month are the Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) and Japanese...

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  • February Gardening Calendar

    Ornamentals Weeks 1-4: Winter aconite (Eranthis sp.) and snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are hardy bulbs for shady gardens that frequently push up through snow to bloom now. Weeks 1-4: Inspect summer bulbs in storage to be sure none are drying out. Discard...

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