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Q: Gardener from Henrico, VA asked...  I haven't pruned my hydrangeas or azaleas since this past September. Can I do it now?

Q: How do I design my landscape? Where do I start and how do I begin selecting plants, etc…?

Before you can design or buy your first plant you need to ask yourself some key questions:

Q: What is the earliest time you can start planting in the spring/after frost free day? How do you know what your frost free day is?

Now that is the million dollar question isn’t it? We’re always so itchy for spring to come that we often times plant sooner than we should.  You can plant early you just have to be prepared for frost and freeze warning and be willing to cover your plants so they are not lost, causing one to replant.

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Question: It’s the middle of winter. What types of things should I being doing in my yard and garden now to get ready for spring?

Answer: It may be cold or snowy where you live, or if you’re lucky it’s sunny and warm, but regardless of the weather, there are many things, indoor and out, that you can do now as well as to prepare for the upcoming gardening season. Just a few tips include: