Late Winter: What to do while trees' buds are swelling

These ensemble editions of our What's Up! and Grow newsletters were written for Late Winter. They address what people see in Late Winter as well as what they could be doing then to have a more beautiful, productive, easy-care garden.

  • Late winter comes when trees' and shrubs' buds swell and skunks resume activity
  • In zone 5-6, across the center of North America, that's Mid-February to Mid-March

What's Coming Up 28: Rex begonias, indoor plants, pruning girdling trunks, groundcover, acidity of needles

What's Coming Up 29: Cherry, beetles, sharpen tools, prune Japanese maple

What's Coming Up 30-31: Not here yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 81: Not here yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 82: Snow load damage, prune for natural tree/shrub shapes, snowmen, quack grass

What's Coming Up 83: Front yard design, raised beds, drainage, winter losses

What's Coming Up 84: Not here yet! Working on it.
           Until then, read it on our CD Potting Up Perennials

What's Coming Up 132: Winter cutting, evergreens

What's Coming Up 133: Beauty in winter, heirloom seeds

What's Coming Up 134: Groundcover, landscape design, soil, best tools

What's Coming Up 135: Find plant sources, indoor plants

What's Coming Up 136: Evergreens, struggling plants, root trouble, barberry

What's Coming Up 174: Plant ideas, divisions, gardeners' olympics, zombie killers, steep slope, word puzzle

What's Coming Up 175: Spruce gall, woody weeds, budbreak, bare twig I.D.

What's Coming Up 197: Sunbreaks, herbs, birds, kids, webinars, rose rosette virus

What's Coming Up 209: Snow insulation, failed Forsythia

What's Coming Up 210: Perennials that are easy to grow from seed

What's Coming Up 217: Big hedges, raspberry crumble, old spruce hedge

What's Coming Up 218: Spring bulbs, bulb fertilizer, bulb cover-up, shower houseplants, kids and plant names


 

Growing Concerns 31-34: Not posted on the site yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 83-86: Not posted on the site yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 135-138: Not posted on the site yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 188-191: Not posted on the site yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 240-242: Not posted on the site yet!
           Until then, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 243: Protecting a cold Japanese maple

Growing Concerns 291-295: Not posted on the site yet!

Growing Concerns 344-347: Not posted on the site yet!

Growing Concerns 397-400: Not posted on the site yet!

Growing Concerns 401: Find a professional gardener, great books, roses, witchhazel, grasses

Growing Concerns 451-454: Not posted on the site yet!

Growing Concerns 504: Sow poppies, hops Humulus lupulus, blue spruce

Growing Concerns 505: Starting seeds, emerald ash borer

Growing Concerns 506: Prune Clematis, sharpen tools, bleeding maples

Growing Concerns 507: About taking mulch off beds, garden clean up, compost

Growing Concerns 555: Seed starting for children

Growing Concerns 556: English ivy on trees

Growing Concerns 557: Tree rose unlikely to survive winter

Growing Concerns 558: Water & light key to houseplant failures

Growing Concerns 606: Pruning, cut back boxwood

Growing Concerns 607: Bay tree

Growing Concerns 608: Buying Dahlia tubers and plants, garlic

Growing Concerns 609:  African violet, Dahlia tubers

Growing Concerns 655-658: Not posted on the site yet!

Growing Concerns 707-709: Not posted on the site yet!

Growing Concerns 757-760: Not posted on the site yet!
           Meanwhile, read them on our CD Asking About Asters

Growing Concerns 782 and 787: Not posted on the site yet!