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John Fulton
Former County Extension Director

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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis
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Prepare for Winter

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Winter mulches should be put on after the ground actually begins to freeze. Thanksgiving time is a good average guess for timing. Winter mulches put on too early might delay the natural dormancy process. Mulches should be two to four inches deep, and the ground should be moist before applying them. Materials may include wood chips, straw, or about anything that doesn't pack – oak leaves are fin...

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Fall and Winter Rose Care

Posted by John Fulton -

Many of the roses that are classified as old garden roses are extremely tolerant of cold temperatures, while others like hybrid teas experience considerable damage. Also, budded roses stand a greater chance of injury or death due to severe cold than do own-root roses. When selecting roses, always select cultivars able to tolerate the coldest temperatures for the area. This should be based on US...

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