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Winter

Winter Is Here

What January and February are really good for is for gaining knowledge–sharpening your most important tool, your mind. I encourage you to take a leap beyond gathering information from the internet.

Winter Fun

Known to some of us as winter garden chores, here are a few things you should be doing in the garden right now to prepare for a great growing season next year.

Protecting Camellias from Winter Damage

It’s that time again...camellias are blooming! Many factors can cause damage to foliage and buds during the winter, but some can be mitigated by mindful care during all times of the year.

Snapping Out of the Cold Snap

After a warmer than usual winter, capricious Mother Nature poured cold water on our spring parade. When the snow melts and the temperatures moderate, what should we expect?

Feeding Birds as Seasons Change

Fall is here and a young bird’s fancy turns to seed; at least that’s the way many of the birds that overwinter in our area survive until next spring’s insect buffet starts up. If you are a casual feeder of the birds, here are some things you can do now to prepare for the change of seasons.

The Behnke Swans

If you grew up in this area, chances are you have memories of coming to Behnke's as a child. Stephanie shares some wintertime memories of feeding the swans who used to reside here when she was young.

Marking the Change of Seasons

Larry Hurley, Behnke horticulturist, has been contemplating the change in seasons while looking out the window at birds and plants at home and at Behnke's.

Planting for Winter: Trees and Shrubs

If your winter garden is a little drab, take note from a gardener who has tried everything. Jim Dronenburg shares his favorite trees and shrubs for winter color and interest.

Unwrapping Gifts After the Holidays

With the unseasonably warm weather we had in December, blogger Emily Stashower is enjoying watching plants emerge both indoors and out. These are nature's gifts.

How to Put your Garden Away for the Winter

Tips from horticulturist Carol Allen: Vegetable Garden Remove and deeply compost debris all spent vegetable matter, except for anything that's badly diseased, which should be removed but not composted.  Before putting old plants in the compost Carol chops it all…

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