Over six weeks of Saturday mornings from April 1-May 6th 2017, gardener-wannabes can get inspiration and practical tips on soil, seed planting, growing vegetables, pruning, and many other key concepts under the tutelage of master gardeners in a classroom setting at Riverwood.
The Brighton Horticultural Society will be meeting on November 22 at 7 p.m. The meeting will include AGM & Installation of Officers. There will also be a potluck dinner, and ‘Pruning’ with Mellisa Spearing of Groundcovers Unlimited.
On Saturday November 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn about the importance of pruning and proper pruning techniques. Get tips on what to prune when, talk about some of the common tools used for pruning, and find out how to care for those tools. Bring in your favourite secateurs (pruner), if you want to practice a cut or two!
I have just read an article on hydrangeas, saying that some hydrangeas flower on the old wood? Eureka! Is pruning mine back each spring the reason why the bush has luscious green growth, but no flowers?
There’s still plenty of growing time left in the season, but some deadheading is necessary if plants are to resume good form and continue to bloom.
Pruning is a good way to rejuvenate tree peonies. It’s better to prune tree peonies in early spring, when their pink buds are prominent, but not yet open.
Although spring-flowering shrubs such as lilacs can vary in their bloom times, there’s far less leeway about when to prune spring flowering shrubs.
Japanese wisteria is a rampant woody plant that requires pruning twice a year in late winter and late summer to encourage flower buds. If your wisteria is a roiling mass of long stems, you’re facing a large and ultimately satisfying job with loppers and secateurs.