Don’t despair, though, get busy! It’s time to start pruning trees and shrubs, that don’t bloom in spring, at least. Now’s the time to get control of out of control shrubs, take out crossing growth and remove broken branches and stems. Get a professional for the big stuff. Also, check the stems for chrysalis and cocoons of favored butterflies and moths. Read up on ID-ing cocoons and nests of pests like gypsy moths, too.
It’s time to start planning the veggie garden, as well. Many catalogues advertise in magazines. They have websites where you can check out the latest varieties, order catalogues, plants and seeds, too. Magazines and garden shows are featuring the most interesting of the coming season’s offerings.
Garden clubs are fleshing out the calendar ahead. Planning on planting a lot of something in spring? If you haven’t got your order in at your neighboring greenhouse, better call and stop by to make sure there will be enough available for your needs.
Now’s the time to take the tiller in for a tune up, clean and sharpen your tools, clean out non frozen planters, pick up the perfect pair of work gloves and map out the master plan for your backyard projects. Save up ahead, too. Call to make appointments for consultations and advise. Hey, the world wide web is always open!
Copyright 2012 Lisa Dohrwardt, General Manager of Don’s Fredonia Greenhouse and Resource Specialist for The Fredonia Area Garden Club. Call for more information at 262-692-9650 or visit our web site www.donsfredoniagreenhouse.com. Open all winter by appointment for soil, gift certificates and workshops. Regular sale hours start the weekend before Mother’s Day, watch for our ads.