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Summer bulb guide tells which need unearthing, which are winter-hardy

Subscriber onlyWhen you say "bulbs," most people think of spring-bloomers such as daffodils and tulips, but a whole range of summer bulbs grace our gardens. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ We have a small walk through the woods to our shop. The ground cover is solid poison oak. After two concentrated doses of Roundup, the poison oak is dying. I would like to replace the groundcover with something that would choke out the poison oak. Also want to add some liriope, rocks and existing irises along the pathway. Can I do this in the fall or do I need to hit any returning poison oak in spring and then plant? Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ We have three very large, approximately 25-feet-tall, crape myrtles lining our driveway. They are very messy, constantly dropping flowers on our cars. I would like to know if there is a time of year to prune so they won't bloom. If I cut them back to about three feet, what will happen? Continue reading...