February Garden Tips

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by

* Order perennial plants and bulbs now for cut flowers this summer. Particularly good choices are phlox, daisies, coreopsis, asters and lilies. * Check stored bulbs, tubers and corms. Discard any that are soft or diseased. * Don’t remove mulch from perennials too early. A warm day may make you think spring is almost here but there may be more cold weather yet to come. * Order gladiolus corms now for planting later in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Locate in full sun in wel ldrained soil. * Branches of forsythia, pussy willow, quince, spirea, and dogwood can be forced for indoor bloom. Make long, slanted cuts when collecting the branches and place the stems in a vase of water. Change the water every four days. They should bloom in...

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