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Outside the Box with Tricky Plants

Tempted to push the box with tricky plants like Japanese maple? Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme has the tricks for success. On tour, Bob Atchison and Rob Moshein united their neighborhood with a romantic garden that stops traffic on a busy street. Daphne explains when to prune those frozen and dormant plants. Find out why she picks native coneflower as her Plant of the Week. See what Brandi Blaisdell from The Natural Gardener stuffs into a garden mailbox to keep things handy.

Originally aired February 15th, 2014 (Rebroadcast February 15th, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Coneflower

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Tips of the Week

  • Prune roses
  • Prune woody dormant plants
  • Wait to prune tender plants like abutilon
  • Plant roses, trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Move roses, trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Prep vegetable beds with compost and granular slow release fertilizer
  • Weed!

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Question of the Week

Frozen plants, how soon can we prune?

Featured Garden

Romantic street side garden | Bob Atchison & Rob Moshein

Related Gardeners

Bob Atchison
Amanda Moon
Daphne Richards
Brandi Blaisdell