Garden Tips

Garden Tips For December 2019

1).  Isolate new houseplants to be sure they are free of mites, aphids and other pests.
2).  Use sticky traps for fungus gnats, aphids, or white flies indoors.
3).  Salt marsh hay is a good choice for winter mulch over perennials.
4).  Burlap is a good way to protect tender evergreen plants from the harsh winter winds and sun.
5).  Succulents are better able to withstand neglect than most tropical plants.
6).  Stomp down snow around fruit trees to eliminate cover for bark chewing rodents.
7).  Sudden temperature changes cause poinsettia flower bracts and leaves to drop.