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Thursday, August 15, 2013

"It's a cruel Summer..."

I know Bananarama wasn't singing about plants when they did that song back in the day, but it's been a Summer of tough love for landscaping.

Here in the NoVA area, we had a cool, soggy Spring that would NOT end.

Then...there came the 2 weeks of the HHH (Hazy HoTTTT Humid stuff). That's really MY kind of weather, personally. Yes, I know I am a party of ONE!

And, the past couple of days have propelled us into mid October weather.

All of that has not been kind to our plants. If your impatiens are limp and leggy, it's time to replace them. Get rid of the spent plants. Even if you're not planning on putting your home on the market, it's time for some landscape maintenance. Your neighbors will appreciate your efforts as you cut back those spent blooms and brown bushes.

I had to trash some very dead arborvitaes just last eve. "Tree of Life"?? - Not on my porch...anyway!


There are still many evenings left to enjoy whatever your outdoor space is. Don't let dead plants spoil the mood.

Happy planting.

Need help sprucing up your space? Let's chat about it!


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