DIY: Ground Layering a Shrub

March 18, 2017

Do you have a favorite shrub that you would like to propagate but you’re unsure how to go about doing it? One of the easiest ways to reproduce a favorite shrub is through a process known as...

DIY: Planting A Hedge

February 18, 2017

Did you ever think to yourself “I just wish I had some privacy from the world around me or I really wish I didn’t have to look at that electrical box in the backyard”?...

DIY: All About Pruning

January 21, 2017

A frequent question we receive is about pruning shrubs. Proper pruning maintains an attractive shape and keeps the shrub healthy. Pruning thins out branches allowing new growth to receive sunlight...

How to Plant a Containerized Tree

October 29, 2016

Fall is a perfect time of year to plant trees. The cooler outdoor temperatures and warm soil coax the tree into focusing on growing strong roots as opposed to leaves and this is a great way to...

To Prune or Not to Prune

April 16, 2016

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Blooming Secrets is about pruning shrubs. Proper pruning not only maintains an attractive shape but it also keeps the shrub healthy. Pruning helps...

DIY-From Bud to Bloom

March 20, 2016

I may be dating myself but do you remember the Chiffon Margarine commercial in the 1970’s whose famous quote was “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature”? I’m sure...

Livin’ On The Wall

January 24, 2016

Early in my personal gardening odyssey, I accidently came across a distinctive method of growing trees and shrubs. I found a forsythia seedling that had rooted itself at the base of a fence in our...

Mistletoe: Fact vs Folklore

December 13, 2015

Mistletoe, along with other evergreens such as holly, boxwood, and the Christmas tree is a plant associated with the Christmas season and a symbol of the rebirth that will come in the spring. More...

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