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    Spruce up your pots and landscape with winter greens!

    Just because the leaves have fallen and the gardens have been put to bed, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the outdoors.  It’s time to get festive.  Winter greens are a great way to add life to planters.  There are many different choices of greens to add to your planters.  The can be as traditional or as wild as you like.  Along with fresh cut greens there are options of branches, pine cones, berries and lovely faux materials.  Have a certain color theme?  Let it shine through with preserved tinted accent greens.  Let your imagination run wild!

    Just like a regular annuals planting; plan for thrillers, spillers and fillers.  Use branches for height, greens as the fillers and draping evergreens, like cedar incense, or ribbon and accents for spillers.
    Here are few tried and true winter greens that should fill out your planters:

    Don’t have the time with the holidays fast approaching, our professional crews can create fabulous displays for you!  We also can light up your trees!  Contact us now!

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    Did you see that?

    Yeah that stuff under the snow…grass!  Maybe spring really is just around the corner!  Are you itching to get your hands dirty?  Well since we still have a few more cold days on the horizon, tilling the garden might be out for now but a good task to accomplish in the mean time is pruning. Most plants benefit from some sort of regular pruning and maintenance. The trick is to know when to prune. Most flowering and fruiting plants prefer to be pruned while they are dormant, in late winter through early spring. Spring blooming trees and shrubs, will start setting new buds soon after they are done flowering. A good rule of thumb is to prune summer and fall flowering trees and shrubs in the dormant season (late winter / early spring) and to prune spring flowering trees and shrubs soon after their flowers fade.

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    Pruning in early spring best solves certain problems, even on spring blooming plants. It is always good to remove dead and dying branches prior to new growth coming out in spring. This directs energy to healthier buds. Removal of a few crowded stems each year will open up the interior of the plant, providing better air circulation and light penetration.  Just use caution on spring flowering plants; only remove what is necessary to correct the problem.  You don’t want to remove those flower buds that will be blooming in the next few months or else you’ll have to wait another 12 to see those flowers.

    Still a bit too cold?  Our crews can get the job done for you, contact our office for a quote on dormant pruning.

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    Just because…

    Just because the leaves have fallen, the grass goes dormant and it’s getting cold doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your annual pots!

    There aren’t any “winter” flowers to add but you sure can display some beautiful winter greens in your pots!

    What a warm welcome on a cold day!

    There is quite the assortment of beautiful evergreens in varying shades of green to blue that will last until spring.  Add in branches, berries, pine cones and seed pods.  For added color you can include ribbons or lights!  It’s all up to your imagination, don’t let the winter doldrums limit you!

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    Don’t want to brave the cold, then call on our team to get the job done for you! Just contact us here: Van Zelst, Inc.

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