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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Few Good Links to Gardening resources


Love is not the only thing in the air the dreams of those planning spring gardens can also be found. Soon the gardening places as well will have perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs up for sale. But while we wait for that time why not visit a few links to keep your dreams lively:

Along with the old favorites there will be new plant introductions as well. When shopping for the perfect plants for your yard and garden be aware of what is truly behind the new plants. Hidden among the list of new plants are those that are great as well as those that are not so much. Research the hardiness zone as well as soil type because these two factors will have alot to do whether the plants you select will grow. Many proffesionals at your local garden center can help choose plants as well as help you figure out where to put them. For a list of new plants being introduced in Illinois you can visit http://www.chicagolandgrows.org/ Check out resources in your state as well.

Need help planning your landscape? Hire a proffesional. A landscape plan can allow you to buy plants on your budget and time frame. In Illinois a list of proffesionals can be found at this link http://www.illinoisgreen.net/. A little research will probably turn up a list in your area as well.

The warm days within this month (may be few or many) are perfect for cleaning up your garden area. Pruning those roses and ornamental grasses can be done at this time. If you need some online tips visit this website web.extension.uiuc.edu/state/hort6.html

Garden catalogs arriving in the mail lead to the earning to purchase plants. Within a short period of time many of those items will be available in your area. While prices may varry the difference between buying through the mail or from a professional is the ability to ask questions.

2 comments:

  1. I love gardens but I'm not much of a gardener. Perennials are my friend. I like things I can put in once and let them go crazy.

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