WHAT DO VALENTINES DAY AND YARD WORK HAVE IN COMMON

WHAT DO VALENTINES DAY AND YARD WORK HAVE IN COMMON

Winter is about to hit its coldest month and I am starting to get cabin fever.

How do I remember when to prune my roses and perennials?  I remember the one day in the year I can guarantee my husband will give me roses - February the 14th - VALENTINES DAY!


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Things to remember when pruning are:

  1. Use sharp pruners.

  2. Make sure you have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with you.  I usually buy a bottle from Walmart with the spray nozzle on it. Spray your blades and wipe EVERY TIME before clipping so as not to transfer viruses or bacteria.

  3. Collect all clippings and place in a trash bag and seal before throwing away to prevent any contamination in case your rose was infected last year.

  4. Other perennials can also be pruned at this time.  Make sure not to prune too close to the ground in case of a severe frost in the near future.


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Happy pruning!


Moira is a seasoned Realtor and Master Gardener who has worked in The DFW area for since 2001.

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