April Pruning Tip

Chris Kennedy’s Green Gardener early April tip of the week. Let’s talk about pruning. Early spring is the time to cleanup and prune back tender perennials such as Hosta, Coneflowers, Sedums and all of your ornamental grasses. Cut them as close to the ground as possible. Woodier perennials such as Catmint, Russian Sage and Montauk Daisies should be cut back, but it is best to leave last year’s stems about 3-6” long. [Read more…]

April Planting Tip

It is okay to plant all trees & shrubs, grasses and rose bushes in April. It is also safe to plant cold season annuals and vegetables. At Kennedy’s we stoe our outdoor ready plants outside and our tender material inside. You only need to worry about planiting the above listed plants if they have been inside a warm greenhouse or were shipped in from a warmer climate. A sudden dip in temperature could injure plants in this situation, but it is rare. Ask a Kennedy’s asscociate for any assistance.

Little Seedlings

Continue to nurture those little seedlings being raised indoors. In particular, you should feed them about every two weeks. Use a regular, balanced household fertilizer at about fifty percent of the recommended dilution. This nudges their growth along and gives the plants a boost in strength.