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  1. Avoid pruning if possible; cut back your blackberries and raspberries

    Avoid pruning if possible; cut back your blackberries and raspberries
    Avoid fruit tree pruning, except broken or dead limbs, if trees or shrubs are not fully dormant or approaching dormancy. Open wounds heal more slowly as trees are approaching dormancy, increasing the opportunity for fungal infections to occur. If you have not yet done so, cut out old dead fruited canes from blackberries, raspberries, and related hybrids after fruiting and...
  2. Show some love for quince!

    Show some love for quince!
    Quince foliage and ripening fruit (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Quinces have been under appreciated plants for several generations. Back in the old days,  many yards and farms had a quince tree. Quinces don't ripen until late fall. They can then be set on the counter to ripen. They make an unsurpassed jelly. Each Quince tree is self-fertile. The trees are...
  3. Transplanting a tree or shrub previously planted in the wrong spot

    Transplanting a tree or shrub previously planted in the wrong spot
    Demonstration of transplanting a tree at the Horticultural Centre of the City of Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fall is an excellent time to relocate your over-sized or struggling plant that has been in the wrong spot, or one that was planted in a temporary location last spring. Ideally your plant should be fully dormant, or nearly so. Make sure the root system is...

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