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  1. Prevent Winter Damage from Moles and Voles

    Prevent Winter Damage from Moles and Voles
    It is a common misconception that moles and voles hibernate during the winter, when in fact, they simply dig deeper tunnels to escape the cold and they continue eating ferociously throughout the winter. Deeper burrows and occasional snow cover, combined with our own tendency to go outside less often in cold weather, makes their signature tunnels, hills, and holes much...
  2. Pruning Roses in the Winter

    Pruning Roses in the Winter
    Winter need not be the end of gardening, even if you live where snow flies. In fact, once the ground is good and frozen, or your plants are fully dormant for the winter, it is time for pruning! Woody plants that flower on new growth are good candidates for winter pruning. If your plants flower on old growth, you do...
  3. Time to Order Seeds!

    Time to Order Seeds!
    It's time for the seed catalogs to start arriving! I look forward to opening my mailbox in January, which makes me different than about 99% of the population, I know. I look forward to the glossy pictures and gardening dreams that arrive with my seed catalogs. (My credit card bills are ever-present. They aren't any worse when the holidays are...
  4. Squirrel Proofing your Bulbs

    Squirrel Proofing your Bulbs
    If the ground where you live is not completely frozen solid, you can still plant your spring bulbs. Bulbs need a chance to set roots before the ground freezes so that they can get a running start in the spring. One of the most aggravating thing about planting bulbs is going outside a day or two (sometimes an hour or...
  5. Now is the time for All-Season Deer Repellent

    Now is the time for All-Season Deer Repellent
    Winter is almost upon us, and with it, less tender vegetation for deer to eat. In northern climes, leftover grain from harvests will soon be covered with snow. What does that mean for avid gardeners? All but your most prickly, foul tasting (at least, for deer), trees and shrubs become targets for hungry pests. If you are unlucky, like William...

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