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It's Time to:

1. Feed your plants and shrubs EXCEPT FOR HERBS.  I use  Espoma's Holly Tone on my acid-loving plants; Rose Tone on my roses; and Plant Tone on the rest. (Before I feed I do ph testing of my soil in each bed.) Best to feed when soil is moist.....just before rain. Gently scratch fertilizer into the soil, 6'to 8" away from the base of the avoid "burning" the plant.


TIP of the day: Hellebores.....look under them now to see if you have any baby hellebores sprouting, which is highly likely. You can transplant these now and carefully water in.

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