Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quick Pruning Hints-Roses and Burning Bush!

KCB is back with some quick pruning tips:

When to prune roses?  Now. An old-fashioned hint for our area; prune when the forsythia are just starting to bud. 

·         Cut back any dead or broken canes to the ground. See the pictures for an example.      

When to prune Butterfly Bush?  In about a week or 2 when the forsythia are in full bloom.

·         Cut back any dead or damaged branches to the ground. Other branches cut back to 1/3 of growth. Often I will leave the center branches slightly taller to emphasis the arching shape.

KCB is a professional gardener and friend who does wonderful work in the Greater Portland area. KCB is also an accredited Master Gardener by the Cooperative Extension Service and we are honored to have KCB as part of our Skillin's Garden Log family. KCB can also be found at the awesome Finishing Touches website

KCB for Skillin's Greenhouses
March 25, 2012

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