When watering house plants, be sure that the water is at room tempature.
Inspect apple trees, lilacs and euonymus for oyster shell scale in January. Prune them first, then wash them with Lime Sulphur.
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When Poinsettias drop their leaves, stop watering and put them in a cool place to rest.
If you saved any wood ashes from your stove, you can put them on your Rose beds in April.
Camphor flakes in a saucer under African Violets, are said to keep off mites.
In January, bring in branches of Pussy Willow and Forsythia to force for indoor blooms.
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Shake snow from evergreens and Boxwoods as soon as the snow stops falling.
Fuchsias like plenty of leaf-mold mixed in with their soil.
Examine your beds and rock gardens for plants that have been heaved out by frost. Push them back in and cover them well.
Any windless day in mid Feb. you can use a dormant oil spray on fruit trees and ornamental plants.
To hasten the germination of Lupine seed and also to get a higher percentage of germination, notch the seeds with a file. This is also good for Morning Glory seeds.
Prune Cherries, Plums and Peaches in March.
Hardwood ashes can go on Grapes, Iris and Delphiniums.
As soon as frost is out of the ground, grass seed can be sown.
Begin pruning Roses in April, as soon as the winter mulch is off.
If you didn't do it last fall, divide Phlox in April.
As your tulip start showing,give them a dusting of fertilizer. They will produce larger and taller flowers.
Divide your fall blooming perennials in April.
When Forsythia flowers have faded, prune your bushes if they need it.
Pieces of Poinsettia cut from old plants can be rooted for next winter's bloom.
After the leaves have developed on your Roses, you can begin spraying or dusting your plants.
Pick off the side buds of peonies, to force the growth into the terminal bud and producing a larger flower.
Stake tall growing perennials in May.
Dahlias can be planted from mid May until the middle of June.
Pick out the top leaf buds of Chrysanthemums to encourage bushier growth.
Any time in late July and August you can start dividing tall, bearded Iris.
Keeping the spent flower heads picked off of your annuals, will extend their length of bloom.
Give evergreen hedges their last shearing towards the end of August.
September is the ideal month for lifting and dividing Peonies, or planting newly bought roots of them.
Divide and reset perennials that have already finished flowering.
Old Blackberry and Raspberry canes that have fruited this year should be cut to the ground.
Autumn is the best time for planting Lilacs because they start growth very early in the Spring.
Put protective wire around trees to keep the mice and rabbits away from their bark.
Prune back grape vines in December.
If plants or vines are grown in water, be sure to add charcoal chips to keep the water sweet.