Plant Particulars

Mulching is a garden task that beautifies your gardens while making them easier to maintain. Mulch keeps weed seeds from sprouting and holds moisture in the soil to reduce the number of times you need to water. Generally a layer of mulch should be ~2” deep to be effective, but […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas and potatoes in Ireland. Of course, weather is a large part of determining when to plant outdoors – and Ireland is almost 10°F warmer than us in mid-March – but that doesn’t mean that doesn’t mean this tradition is off […]

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One of the first signs of spring is the swelling and maturing of buds on trees and shrubs, but even in February there are several plants with attractive buds. Buds are formed during the growing season and go dormant in winter. The bud that forms at the end of a […]

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Most people are aware that de-icing salt products can damage and corrode automobiles, but plants near sidewalks, driveways, and roads are also at risk for damage. Leaf discoloration, premature leaf drop, and even twig dieback can occur when a plant is exposed to too much salt. Salts are applied before […]

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Every year, the Trial and Display Garden at Reiman Gardens evaluates new plants for All-American Selections (AAS), a nationally recognized non-profit organization. AAS has been operating since 1933 with the mission of promoting new plant cultivars that have superior garden performance. AAS has announced 11 national winners for 2019 based […]

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Deer and rabbits can wreak havoc on small trees and shrubs in winter, but taking precautionary measures now can save you from heartache later. Deer and rabbit repellant is commonly sold in stores, and individual fencing provides a physical barrier that doesn’t break the bank. Deer and rabbits will browse […]

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A fall application of fertilizer can help your lawn survive the winter and thrive in the following spring and summer. To decide which kind of fertilizer to use, it is important to understand the formulation. The formula is represented by three numbers – for instance 20-15-10. The first number represents […]

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The weather this year has been strange to say the least, but temperatures will drop –albeit fitfully – this season, so it’s time to start getting ready to bring plants inside. The general rule has always been to bring plants in at night when nighttime temperatures drop to 45° F, […]

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While summer is still in full swing, and gardeners are looking forward to fall color and cooler temperatures, it is time to look even further ahead to spring! Tulips (Tulipa), Daffodils (Narcissus), Hyacinth (Hyacinthus), Crocus (Crocus), and Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) are fall planted bulbs and should be ordered soon to […]

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This year at Reiman Gardens our theme is ‘Movement’ and the Children’s Garden is exploring the movement of plants through heliotropism. Heliotropism is the motion of plant parts in response to the sun. Heliotropic plants slowly track the motion of the sun across the sky during the day, and then […]

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