Dear Gardening Friends,
Even though it's cold outside, there are some things you can do now that can make a difference for the upcoming growing season.
Spread ice melt and salt carefully to avoid damage to shrubs. Sand might be a safer choice for sidewalks close to plants.
Carefully remove snow from evergreens as soon as possible after heavy snow. This could help minimize damage to branches.
Lightly prune houseplants and don't forget to check for bugs!
Protect poinsettias from cold drafts and keep moist to enjoy their color longer and keep them healthy- they make great patio plants next spring.
And most of all have fun looking at gardening magazines and catalogs! It's not to early to make some plans for your spring gardens.
See you in March!
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