As soon as the new year begins, I start thinking about gardening. What will I transplant? What new plants do I want to add this year? I get so excited at the thought of getting outside and digging in the dirt. As soon as we’re past any potential for a freeze, you’ll find me in the garden. In the meantime, there are few things to tend to now.
It’s a good time to prune your crepe myrtle trees, if you haven’t already. This article by Southern Living shows you how to prune crepe myrtles properly.
“They” say that Valentine’s day is a good time to prune your knock out roses. Prune them to about 1/3 of the desired height, and be sure to trim away any dead stems or branches.
You can also start growing seedlings indoors to be planted outside once all danger of frost has passed. I’ve never done this, but I think I’m going to give it a try.
A bit of trivia, did you know that a cloche is meant to shelter young plants from frost?
How does your garden grow?
See you in class,