Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Controlling the Sprawl

A walk around the garden after the rain makes it easy to see the woody perennials and shrubs in need of sprawl control. This artemisia is a good example of plants that are showing new basal growth at their base that are ready to have a serious cutback to just above that growth. The results will be a bit sparse for a few weeks, but the warmer days and shorter nights will soon signal the plant that it is time to start growing vigorously and soon that drastic pruning job will be a distant memory. The nearby plants will thank you for it!

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