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Ferns!

Ferns! Spring, 2011

Today I’d like to talk about Ferns and how now is the perfect time in the Northwest to prune those lovelies. The fiddleheads (new shoots) are finally willing to unfurl and delight us with their grace. So quick, prune the old fronds down to the base before the new shoots grow up and confuse things. Don’t despair if you…

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Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs!

Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs!

Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs!  Ever wonder what to do with those daffodil, tulip, crocus and hyacinth bulbs once they’ve finished putting on their spring show?  Just let them be.  Let them wither, turn brown and just lay there.  To us it may look like they’re not doing anything but the leaves are busy soaking up nutrients from…

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