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Fall color has been magnificent and the good color is going to be gone before you know it so make an effort to get out and enjoy it. Fall tree planting will be underway shortly. As soon as we get a good killing freeze, we will be digging all the fall favorites. Fall dig is only for a few varieties of trees we grow and this includes maple, crab, juniper, sweetbay magnolia as most of the trees that are shallow rooted. Spring dig trees include birch, redbud, oak, elm, lilac and ginkgo.
November is the month to finish cleaning up the perennial beds. The spent flowers from the Hydrangea paniculatas and Lagerstroemia should be removed so the plant isn't damaged by the weight of snow. Do not cut back into the body of the plant. To prepare your plants for the cold nights and days ahead, spray an application of Wilt-Pruf on broadleaf evergreens. Water is critical on the year's new installs and plants not yet fully established. Give me a call or stop by the nursery for more plant care tips.