MARCH

October 14, 2016 ptillman

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THINGS TO DO

 

  • Wait to prune frost-damaged shrubs until new growth appears.

  • Keep aphids washed off plants using strong blast of water.

  • Keep snails at bay by hand picking, trapping, baiting or using copper barriers.

  • Refrain from feeding drought-tolerant natives as their growth slows before summer dormancy.

  • Refrain from feeding azaleas and camellias until they are finished blooming.

 

SHADE LOVING PLANTS

 

  • The Rocket Luhulria (Zones 4-9) Yellow flower spikes 4” tall.

  • Pink Turtlehead (Zones 3-9) Rose pink blooms in late summer, 30” tall.

  • Golden Corydalis (Zones 4-9) Bright yellow flowers, fern like foliage 12” tall.

  • Elegans Hosta (Zones 4-9) Large, frosty-blue leaves, mounded habit, 30” tall.

  • Sweet Woodruff (Zones 4-8) Whorled leaves, tiny fragrant blooms, spreading, 6” tall.

 

TIP

 

March may be a good month to note areas of poor drainage.  Fill in low spots, holes, etc…. in areas where water collects and pools.

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