Category: In The Nursery

Pruners for the Lefties

Have you wondered why lefties have difficulty using “regular” pruners? It’s because of the way the thumb and index finger have to push together to make the cut. It’s hard to control it for detailed work plus incorrect pruners often cause bruises and callus to form. Continue reading

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Cloches

Back in the dark ages of gardening, someone realized covering a plant could protect it from frost. In Victorian gardens, dome-shaped glass covers protected many tender and treasured plants. Because of the resemblance to a hat, these protective devices were called “cloche,” the French word for hat. Continue reading

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Winter Silhouettes

Winter provides us the opportunity to examine our landscape silhouette. Combining varying heights, shapes and forms not only increases winter interest, but it also provides the framework for summer leaves, flowers and colors. So, how’s your garden’s silhouette shaping up? Continue reading

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