Tips & Articles tagged as: pruning
Spring is Almost Here!
March 8, 2023
Spring is “official” on Monday, March 20th this year. We all know though, that the Pacific Northwest often shares some spring like weather and early flowering plants during traditional winter months so it’s not unusual for us to be antsy to get into the garden. I’m certain many of us already have been at work […]
Season: Spring | Tagged bees, cold weather, compost, cover crops, deadheading, edible plants, Insects, lilacs, Mulch, perennials, pollinator, pruning, roses, soil damage, soil health, soil test, spring vegetables, trees
We miss you, Cass!
From the Garden Hotline Staff
March 2, 2017
On January 25, 2017, the trees of our world lost a relentless ally. Cass Turnbull, a long-time horticulturalist and pruning advocate unexpectedly passed on from our world while on vacation in Hawaii. Cass was (and still is) one of our favorite humans. Her dedication to “ending plant mutilation” and engendering respect for plants led […]
Posted in Plant Care, Plant Recommendations | Tagged Cass Turnbull, general advice, Plant Amnesty, pruning, tree ambassador, trees | Leave a response
Winter Tree Pruning
Sue Hartman, Garden Hotline Educator
February 8, 2014
Winter is a perfect time to prune many trees in the Pacific NW. In the Seattle area, dormancy begins in late November or December when plant growth becomes temporarily inactive. This enables a tree to survive freezing temperatures. Dormancy usually lasts until mid-February, depending on Mother Nature. During this time, the bare branches of a […]
Season: Winter | Tagged fruit trees, pruning, SDOT, tree ambassador, trees