Trees and Shrubs
Deciduous shrubs and trees are still dormant enough to transplant this month.
Trees that weren’t fed last fall should be deep fed by punching a series of 1-2 inch holes
Mid to late February is the time to fertilize shrubs and evergreens.
Prune your summer flowering shrubs now but be aware that spring bloomers have already
Pruning should be done to improve the shape of the plant, as well as to open up the center of the plant to good air circulation and sun exposure.
It’s a good time to stroll around and trim back any branches that were damaged by the ravages of winter.
If you haven’t yet applied your dormant spray to your fruit trees, DO IT NOW!!
Annuals and Perennials
Plants that may have been pushed out of the ground by frost heave
Plant Daylilies, Bleeding Hearts, and Hostas this month.
Deciduous vines such as Honeysuckle should be pruned for shape.
Most perennials can be divided and moved up until the time they begin to show new growth.
Check your over-wintered plants such as Fuchsias and Geraniums,
Stored summer flowering bulbs may try to start into growth if they are subjected to heat.
If you plan to grow Lobelia, Ageratum, Verbena, Petunia, Vinca,
Your house plants may notice the longer days, and begin growing.
Continue feeding our feathered friends, you’ll want them to stick around
Did you check your garden tools yet?
In the event of snow, be sure to shake or brush off the white stuff