Archive for June 2016

What is Dead Heading?

Dead heading is the act of removing spent flowers from a seasonal plant.  When a flowering shrub or perennial is producing many flowers the plant is putting all of its growing energy into flower production. Once it is done flowering it returns to more leaf and root growth. Some plants need to be dead headed…

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What is the difference between an Evergreen and Deciduous plant ?

Evergreen plants retain their leaves year round. They do shed old leaves as new leaves come out, but they always have leaves on the stem. Some examples of evergreens : Laurel, Rhododendron, Arbutus, Conifers. Deciduous plants lose their leaves in the fall and their stems are bare all winter. In the spring they sprout out…

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What is the Difference between Annuals & Perennials ?

Annuals are plants that will only survive in a given climate, or zone, for one season. We usually plant annuals in the spring and they grow, bloom and produce fruit until the first frost. Some examples of annuals : Geraniums, Lobelia, Calibrachoa, Tomatoes, Begonias & Petunias. Perennials on the other hand, die back in the…

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