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Pruning Tips for New Gardeners (Trees, Shrubs, and Vines) | Empress of Dirt
To prune or not to prune? Shakespeare didn't know either. These are answers to the most frequently-asked pruning questions. I've done my best to simplify it so you can get the right tool, trim at the right time, and ignore the rest.
Simple Seasonal Maintenance: When To Prune And Why
If you own a garden, you know that you need to cut back and prune certain plants throughout the year- but if you are like me, you stare at the variable mix of perennials, annuals, vines, roses, bushes, and whatever is growing in the corner that you keep because it has pretty flowers… throw down your pruning shears, and walk away. Why? Because I’m always afraid I’m going to do something wrong at the wrong time and kill the plant forevermore. Until now. I’m compiled a simple list of the most c...
Hydrangea Growing Tips: Identify, Pruning, and Flowers | Empress of Dirt
Hydrangeas are one of the most beloved plants in our gardens and for good reason—they are gorgeous. Many gardeners have questions about pruning, colour changes (pink or blue), basic care, transplanting, and how to get stubborn ones to bloom. This simple guide describes the 6 basic types of hydrangeas, so you can know which ones you are growing and how to best care for them.
Emerald Gaiety Euonymus & Kearney, Missouri
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' This upright scrambling shrub has white-margined, dark green leaves that tinge pink in cold weather. Euonymus fortunei makes good ground cover, can be clipped as a hedge and will climb against a lightly shaded wall (reaching 6m tall).
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' (v)
RHS Plant Selector Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' . 'Emerald 'n' Gold' is a dwarf evergreen shrub of spreading habit, with broadly yellow-margined leaves, tinged pink in winter. Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Hardy H5 (cold winter) . Soil Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
Free Plant Identification
Periwinkle Or Creeping Myrtle (vinca minor): This appears to be an evergreen ground cover, Vinca minor. Pinwheel flowers are usually blue, sometimes white, purple, or burgundy. Some cultivars have variegated foliage. Does best in partial shade with regular water. It's considered invasive in some states.