Monday, January 30, 2012

Diggin' in the Dirt Newsletter - Spring 2012

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Diggin’ in the Dirt  
Late Winter/Spring 2012 Newsletter 

(tips for a Zone 7/8 garden)


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Happy Gardening,

Toni :-)

8 comments:

  1. Hi Toni... this certainly is an ambitious undertaking and full of great info. We are way too warm for the beginning of February which has me somewhat concerned... at least it freezes most nights. The cover picture on this post is absolutely beautiful! You certainly are tremendously talented... take care, Larry

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    1. Hi Larry, Not sure how much of the info is applicable to your northern garden, but I guess the principles are the same; just different timing. I keep waiting for the hammer to fall on us. We have gotten a blizzard as late as the first week of March, so we are not out of the woods yet. Thanks for your nice comment on the picture in this post. This is the picture I use on my business card (showing my fall garden).

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  2. Wow Toni,
    That was excellent! I read it all the way through. My goodness you know gardening! I loved your Nandina pruning trick. I have never heard of it and I'll try it soon. Also, I've always noticed that Lantana looks DEAD after being pruned. You are correct; it is slow but once it comes back it grows like wildfire.
    Great post. David/:0)

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    1. Yea, another Nandina convert! I am on a mission to rid the world of improperly pruned Nandinas. I think Nandinas get a bad rap, and I think it is because they are not pruned correctly, so they get all leggy and ugly, and consequently people think they are ugly. Properly pruned, they will stay full and compact. They are one of my favorite small shrubs. A very versatile little shrub! Now, I won't lie, if you have let your Nandinas become overgrown or if they have been improperly pruned for years, the first time you prune them correctly, they will look positively awful for a few weeks until they put on the new growth. You will think you have butchered your shrub. But just wait. You will thank me in the end :-) Your Nandinas will thank you :-) Happy pruning. Keep me posted!

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  3. I’ve awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award: http://bit.ly/yhCUbI. Yay!!

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  4. Wow, that is a thorough newsletter! Some of the tips are way ahead of us here in the north, but many we can incorporate a little later in the season. What a wonderful resource! Thanks!

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  5. You're the best Toni! Great reading and learning here! Thanks for all your help!

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  6. I LOVE your newsletter!! Thanks, Toni!

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