Baseball is about to start and it snows in Phoenix
Golf Tourneys are snowed out
The Temperature takes 30 degree swings in 24 hours
The sun comes out the next day after you drove home in the snow!
how to prune fruit trees
Fruit trees are starting to bloom
You can smell the blooms of African Sumac
It’s time to plant tomatoes but you still need to cover them for fear of frost
After the snow and cold an acceptable 39 degrees inside. 4 degrees warmer than under the back patio!
We start complaining about the cold only to be reminded how hot it will be in a few months-forgive me for complaining about the cold!
About the time you can’t stand looking at it, it is time to prune back the frost damaged plants!
You can hear the weeds begin to sprout! and the desert is becoming a carpet of green-pretty out there, but not so much in your landscape!
Click on the videos for your own garden clinic on what you can be doing now in your garden!!
How to plant tomatoes early and avoid the fear of frost!
It’s Trimmin’ Time!
What a lot of our plants look like right now!
For most parts of the valley, even with the influx of a late winter storm yesterday, we won’t be in the freezing temperature range for the rest of the year. If you’re in an outlying area we suggest waiting a few more weeks to prune! For a step by step analysis and plan for recovery of your landscape, our friend John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Service has provided this document:Frost Damage Recovery Plan
After the pruning or perhaps before, if you find yourself “stuck”, we can help! Bring in pictures, samples,or have us come on out and we’ll make suggestions as to where you can start! Need a plan? We’d be glad to help you develop a “re-landscape” plan to recreate the garden of your dreams!