Hello fellow readers,
We’ve flipped the calendar to March which means we are getting close to the new beginning of spring! We’re all more than ready for a jump start. It’s exciting that the Springfest Garden Show held at the Sussex County Fairground in Augusta is only a few days away. It begins March 13th and runs through the 16th. It may be hard to think spring given the current state of white, but the show will put a spring in your step and green top of mind so please come, grab a breath of fresh air, and stop by and say hello.
This year my colleague Marty Carson of Three Seasons and I are speaking on Thursday, March 13th at 3:30 on the topic of The Dos and Don’ts of Garden and Landscape Design. It’s free with the price of admission to the show. Sorry if I’m sounding like a commercial, but we’ll have some fun presenting a humorous review of what-not-to-do and what to-do to avoid garden & landscape “uglies”. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, hire out, or some combination of both, your landscape should reflect the uniqueness of your personality and property to stand out from the ordinary – but in an appealing way rather than standing out because it’s looking, well, ugly.
Some of the bullet points of our discussion include; avoid the every-other syndrome, steer clear of stuffing 10 pounds in a 5 pound bag, and skip the knee highs. Did I grab your interest to attend? I hope so because it would be a joy to see your smiling face. In fact, we are inviting attendees to bring their own garden dilemmas or ideas to share and you are already great at speaking up; your participation will no doubt inspire others to do the same.
Another way to jump start spring is to cut branches from your early spring flowering trees and shrubs and bring them indoors. The process is called forcing. Place your cuttings in warm water in a cool spot out of direct sun and mist them frequently to prevent the buds from drying out. Voila green with a splash of color! See you at the show!
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