Entries Tagged as 'Limbing'

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Pruning and Limbing Up Crape Myrle

Lagerstroemia indica by jacilluch Bernadette asked TheGardenLady when would be the best time to prune her crape myrtle/Lagerstroemia tree. You can always prune off dead or broken branches at any time of the year on your crape myrtle or any shrub or tree. You can also cut off the dead blossoms after flowering if you […]

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Deodar Cedar Issues – Part I

TheGardenLady received this question from Katherine. We have a 1911 Craftsman home in Hollywood with a giant deodar cedar in the front yard (photos above). I’ve tried planting salvia, heather, dahlias, azaleas, camellias, succulents, annuals, etc. and nothing really thrives or looks right. Someone suggested ferns, but I can’t see this front yard full of […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Creative Gardening to Deal with Problems – Part II

Curbside flower bed by anarchitect In the last post, TheGardenLady talked about creative ways of dealing with problems when gardening.  TheGardenLady mentioned “limbing up” of the trees on your property.  This means to cut the lower branches of your trees to see if enough light will now get to your plants.  If limbing up doesn’t […]

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Creative Gardening to Deal with Problems – Part I

Creative Garden landscape Car by epSos.de ThisGardenLady grew up on a farm where there were always flowers. Though my mother did not have a nursery, she raised so many flowers that she did sell bouquets of flowers in the summer months. So when I bought the property where I now live, I wanted large colorful […]