Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.
Lured by the gorgeous new offerings each season in glossy garden catalogues and magazines, you might be tempted to choose plants not well suited to your area – an expensive and time-consuming error.
The daily June $64,000 question for garden center horticulturists is: Why didn’t my ___________________ (forsythia, lilac, hydrangea, spirea, weigela) bloom this spring? If you dropped more than one species on that blank line, read on to get a handle on what’s amiss in your shrub border, and get a leg up on flowers for next year.
Gardening expert, Melinda Myers from Pasquesi Home and Gardens, offers pruning tips to help you keep shrubs and small trees beautiful and healthy throughout the year.