- Keep a watchful eye for early spring flowers of winter aconite (Eranthis), snowdrops (Galanthus), Lenten rose (Helleborus), and Witch-hazel
- If you haven’t yet, sharpen and oil pruning tools for dormant pruning of fruit trees and woody ornamentals. Remove any diseased or broken branches, rubbing/crossing branches, and suckers/water sprouts.
- Force branches of spring flowering plants such as cherry, forsythia, quince, or crabapple for indoor bloom
- Re-pot and groom houseplants that need a tune-up. Begin fertilizing as they show signs of new growth, dilute fertilizer to half of the recommended rate the first few applications.
- Keep checking overwintering plants and summer bulbs. Water as needed. Remove any showing signs of rot or disease.
- Check seed sowing schedules. Don’t rush into sowing seed too early, which will result in stretched, leggy seedlings
- Keep the birds fed!
One response to “Ashely’s Gardening Tips – February 2014”
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