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Gardening With Tony

Iris Blooms Almost Any Color
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By Tony Tomeo on Apr 18, 2014 - 7:39:01 AM

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UNITED STATES—No other perennial provides as much variation of colors as the resilient and remarkably easy to grow and propagate iris.



  Late Night Terror For Foliage
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By Tony Tomeo on Apr 10, 2014 - 5:29:25 AM
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UNITED STATES—Damp soil, warming spring weather, and a fresh abundance of new foliage can promote a proliferation of snails and slugs.


Weeds Are Full Of Surprises
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By Tony Tomeo on Apr 2, 2014 - 3:04:38 AM

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UNITED STATES—Aggressive weeds should be pulled before they get their roots any more anchored, and before they disperse any more seed.



  The Spring Rush Is On
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By Tony Tomeo on Mar 28, 2014 - 7:31:29 AM

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UNITED STATES—With no unseasonable frost likely in the forecast, there is no need to delay crucial spring gardening chores any longer!



Shopping Around For Various Nurseries
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By Tony Tomeo on Mar 21, 2014 - 10:18:48 PM
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UNITED STATES—The differences between nurseries and garden centers within big box type home improvement centers should be more obvious.


  Natives Are Right At Home
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By Tony Tomeo on Mar 16, 2014 - 11:43:34 PM
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UNITED STATES—
Native plants fit more naturally with local climates and soils than do the more common exotic plants from other regions.


Junipers Should Get More Consideration
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By Tony Tomeo on Mar 9, 2014 - 8:46:45 PM

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UNITED STATES—New cultivars can kill the stigma and restore the reputation of the old style but very practical and resilient junipers.



  Flowering Fruit Trees Without Fruit
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By Tony Tomeo on Feb 28, 2014 - 7:37:39 AM
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UNITED STATES
The flowering counterparts of so many of the popular fruit trees compensate for their lack of fruit with colorful bloom.


Start Young Trees Off Right
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By Tony Tomeo on Feb 21, 2014 - 10:40:31 PM

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UNITED STATES—Bad pruning, staking or watering can scar young trees for life and can interfere with health, stability and structural integrity.



  Blossoms Bloom Sooner If Forced
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By Tony Tomeo on Feb 13, 2014 - 9:20:39 PM

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UNITED STATES—Floriferous stems of spring blooming trees and shrubs can be forced to bloom early and remarkably profusely in the home.



Some Shrubs Are Better Trees
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By Tony Tomeo on Feb 6, 2014 - 10:21:24 AM

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UNITED STATES—Overgrown and obtrusive shrubs that seem like they need to be removed might alternatively be pruned up into small trees.



  Knowing When To Prune What
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By Tony Tomeo on Jan 31, 2014 - 9:19:08 AM

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UNITED STATES—Flowering, but fruitless trees and shrubs that are still dormant do not need to get pruned like their fruiting relatives.



Maintenance Gardeners Often Need Help
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By Tony Tomeo on Jan 25, 2014 - 6:47:04 AM

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UNITED STATES—Even some of the most avid of garden enthusiasts get some of the work in the garden done by maintenance gardeners.



  Good Weather Can Be Bad
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By Tony Tomeo on Jan 17, 2014 - 7:56:40 AM

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UNITED STATES—Cold weather last autumn followed by weirdly warm weather this winter will really confuse plants that need a good chill.



This Parade Needs Some Rain
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By Tony Tomeo on Jan 10, 2014 - 8:53:14 AM

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UNITED STATES—Here in California, water conservation is always important, and it is even more important when there is not enough rain.



  Know How To Procure Firewood
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By Tony Tomeo on Jan 3, 2014 - 10:19:13 PM

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UNITED STATES—Without the traditional sources, well seasoned firewood of adequate quality is not as easy to procure as it used to be.



Prune Fruit Trees While Dormant
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By Tony Tomeo on Dec 27, 2013 - 8:28:05 PM

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UNITED STATES—Almost all types of deciduous fruit trees need aggressive but specialized pruning while they are dormant through winter.



  Winter Is For Getting Bare
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By Tony Tomeo on Dec 20, 2013 - 7:47:24 AM
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UNITED STATES—
Winter is time for taking advantage of the exceptional selections of less expensive and easier to grow bare root plants.


Jack Frost Nipping At Foliage
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By Tony Tomeo on Dec 13, 2013 - 10:35:07 AM

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UNITED STATES—The recent, sudden change from mild to unusually cold weather reminds us that many tender plants are sensitive to frost.



  Not So Merry Christmas Trees
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By Tony Tomeo on Dec 6, 2013 - 9:21:13 AM
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UNITED STATESLiving Christmas trees are not necessarily easy to accommodate in home gardens, and are unlikely to survive in the wild.


Potted Plants Need Work Too
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By Tony Tomeo on Nov 29, 2013 - 8:37:21 PM

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UNITED STATES—
Many potted plants need less attention and water during cool and rainy autumn weather, but they should not be neglected.



  Dormancy And Defoliation Are Advantageous
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By Tony Tomeo on Nov 23, 2013 - 1:37:47 AM

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UNITED STATES—Dormancy through autumn and winter is not often as pretty as the eventual regeneration should be later this next spring.



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