December is beautiful for gardening


Last updated 12/15/2006 at Noon

What a beautiful December for gardening. I don’t think (except for occasional dryness) we could have had better weather. This week will have a slight warming trend, so watch the plants’ needs for water.

This is the time of year to develop root systems on all your ornamentals. Flowering perennials such as roses will respond favorably to anything that stimulates root growth. This also goes for fruit trees, flowering trees and shrubs.

This week I would like to focus on ornamental landscapes that surround our homes. To create a healthy plant, we want to stimulate root growth and have a po...

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