What's Coming Up 80: Wisteria, pruning shrubs small, bonsai, deer

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Stir crazy? Here's an issue jam packed with topics that will help you through winter and ready you for spring.

Stir crazy? Here's an issue jam packed with topics that will help you through winter and ready you for spring.

In What's Coming Up 80, we're de-mystifying Wisteria, using bonsai to save potted evergreens over winter, pruning the beauty right into fine shrubs, outsmarting deer and much more:

Main Features

When Wisteria over-reaches, pages 1-2

Wisteria root pruning myth, page 3

In our gardens

Weakling perennial alert, animal tracks, ornamental grass straw vs. de-icing salt, pages 12-13

So cool all year, our solar benches.

So cool all year, our solar benches.

Green thumbs up and down

Up with winter oak pruning, page 13

Down on lopsided landscape view, page 13

Must-have for spring, intersectional peonies, tree peony P. rockii...

Must-have for spring, intersectional peonies, tree peony P. rockii...

Tip cuttings

Saving potted evergreens over winter, pages 9-10

Count on flower buds in winter, page 4

Places togo: Arnold Arboretum bonsai collection.

Places togo: Arnold Arboretum bonsai collection.

Mentors' magic

Bonsai beauty, pages 3-4, 9

45 mph garden

Sweet on oriental spicebush & tree peony, pages 7-8

Big mistake, big lesson

Prune any plant for small size, big bloom, page 5

Pruning-friendly plant choices, page 6

Stumper

Wisteria wrapping puzzle, page 3

Fixing a tippy cactus, pages 8-9

Snow plow stumper, page 10

Expert afield

A dear deer gardener, pages 10-11

 

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