Friday, March 26, 2010
It's Time to Sharpen those Tools
It's one of our favorite times of year at the garden--Spring! The weather is cool, the bulbs are starting to bloom and the trees are ready to prune. Yes, we love to prune our trees and shrubs at the gardens and now is the perfect time for you to start too.
Remember that low lying limb that would whack you in the face everytime you tried to mow under it last summer? Well, now's your chance to finally nip the problem branch while it's still in bud. You won't have any pesky leaves to block your clear view so that you can make a beautiful pruning cut. The tree will thank you later if you prune it correctly now.
So how do you prune correctly? Funny you should ask. We are having our free pruning workshop this Saturday, March 27th from 9am to noon. Dori will teach how to make the perfect three point pruning cut on your shade tree, Susie will show you how to tame your wild shrubs, and Vic will demonstrate how to prune your roses now to have flowers all summer-long. Also come meet Jerry Goodspeed live in person--he might even sign an autograph or two. He will be demonstrating how to prune all fruit trees for an abundant harvest throughout the year.
Hope to see you there. Dress warm and enjoy a wonderful spring morning with us at the Ogden Botanical Gardens. Let's sharpen those tools.