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Monday, November 10, 2014

Take Two

Protect your trees
In last Friday’s post, the November/December Checklist included a boatload of garden ‘must-do’s’. But before you gasp, yes, there’s always one or two more for the list so take a peek. These may or may not apply to your pre-winter inspection but just in case, take two!

If you planted any new trees this past growing season, you want to protect them with rodent guards. As was stated in the November/December Checklist, rodent damage can often cause the most winter damage in your garden. To protect mature trees, look online for some creative ways to make and custom fit protective gear to your specimen tree’s trunk.

For those who planted garlic and strawberries, mulch them with a protective layer of straw or salt marsh hay. This layer of insulation protects the crowns from severe cold. And if you don’t compost, now is the time to start. It’s amazing what can make wonderful soil in your garden. 
Make wonderful soil in your garden - compost.

Berries for the birds and winter interest
Seed heads for color, winter interest and more.
And always enjoy the late fall to winter interest from colorful bark to berries to seed heads from a few of your choice perennials. As the late Robin Williams quipped, “What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” Speaking of Robin Williams and his tragic death, it brings to mind a group of men and women who often are forgotten - our veterans. It is their day tomorrow. Remember, a simple thank you can make all the difference in the world.    

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