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
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We had a few warm days recently, and some of my bulbs got the foolish idea that spring was near.
In the event of snow, be sure to shake or brush off the white stuff from the branches
Dormant spraying of fruit trees, Cotoneaster, Dogwoods, etc. should be done this month.
It’s a good time to prune most of your deciduous trees and shrubs.
Forsythia, Jasmine, Pussy Willow and Quince sprays can be cut and brought into the house now for forcing.
Fireplace ashes should be saved to use a fertilizer for your Iris and other alkaline soil plants.
If the ground is workable at all (not frozen and not too wet), now is an excellent time to turn the soil.
Don’t forget about caring for your house plants!