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|Title / Author
|How to properly prune hydrangeas
Katie Parker, Illinois Extension
|Gardening with Allen: Fall is a good time to prune some shrubs
Allen Wilson, The Columbian
|Fall Gardening, Pruning, Shrubs
|How to deadhead petunias – to increase blooms
Holly Reaney, Homes & Gardens
|Deadheading Basics: How to Keep the Flowers Coming
Clare Coulson, Gardenista
|Henry Homeyer: It’s time to prune your trees and shrubs
Henry Homeyer, Chester Telegraph
|Why ‘Pinching’ Your Plants Helps Them Grow Bigger and Stronger
Kara Jillian Brown, Well + Good
|Here's When You Should Cut the Flowering Stems Off Your Hostas
Charlotte Germane, Better Homes & Gardens
|How To Pinch Back Flowers & Why You Should Save Your Cuttings
Emma Loewe, mbgplanet
|The right way to leave stems for native bees
Nicholas Dorian, Tufts Pollinator Initiative
|10 Plants That Need Pruning in the Spring
Luke Miller, Family Handyman
|Winter is the ideal time for heavy pruning of shrubs in your yard. Here’s how to get the best results.
Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune
|How to Prune Overgrown Roses
Karen Gardner, Hunker
|How and When to Deadhead Hydrangeas to Keep Them Blooming All Summer Long
Caroline Biggs, Martha Stewart Living
|How to Prune Tomatoes for Maximum Yield and Plant Health
|Pruning, Vegetable Gardening
|How to Prune Lilacs
|How to deadhead flowers
|How to Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
Abby Patterson, Better Homes & Gardens
|Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum
|Tips for Pruning Roses
Better Homes & Gardens
|To Deadhead or not to deadhead...
|Pruning Shrubs, Part 1: Why Prune?
|Pruning Shrubs, Part 2: When is the best time to prune?
|How to prune lavender like a pro
Rhys McKay, Better Homes & Gardens
|How To Prune Hydrangea
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Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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