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Getting your garden ready for Spring

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While we wait for the temperatures to warm up and any danger of a frost to pass, there a few gardening tasks we can tend to now. Follow these tips for beautiful blooms in the Spring.
Difficulty: Easy
A little work now will result in a big pay off in the spring.
Prune your knockout roses in late winter/early spring. A goo rule of thumb is Valentine's Day.
Start seedlings indoors.
Cut back your crepe myrtles...but be careful not to "murder" them.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jan 31, 2013

    Those are timely tips. I am just getting ready to prune my crepe myrtle. Add anything that blooms on new wood to the list, so I'll be doing my vitex as well.

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class Spring, TX
    on Jan 31, 2013

    Thank you, @Douglas Hunt

  • Better Outdoor Living at Home
    Better Outdoor Living at Home Columbus, OH
    on Jan 31, 2013

    Lucky you, having crepe myrtle in your yard! First time I saw crepe myrtle was on a visit to Williamsburg, VA! They're just beautiful, but they unfortunately don't grow in Ohio :( We have a ways to go yet here before the frost danger is over! ~M

  • Kathy R
    Kathy R Sparta, GA
    on Jan 31, 2013

    Great tips! I LOVE Crape Myrtles in the summer garden

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