During February Dallas gardeners prepare for spring. Several of our Dallas County Master Gardeners pruned roses at the Farmers Branch Rose Gardens and developed the confidence needed to remind us hot to tackle 17 varieties of Earth-Kind Roses at the Demonstration Garden.
We pruned the roses back to about three feet, cut out crossing and interior branches, pruned out the dead wood and excess-voila Earth-Kind Roses ready for spring.
Sarah demonstrated an ornamental grass cutting technique:
To cut tall grasses in a perfect mound……you go around the clump with a bungee cord, cut straight across just above the cord and pop the cord off. Sarah just happened to have a couple of bungee cords in her trunk so that we could try this technique.
Sarah, Jackie, and Linda take it away:
More ornamental grass pruning by Jean, Becky, Michele, and Linda:
This grass will go to the compost pile:
Spring is coming and we hope you will visit us at our garden, 2311 Joe Field Road, Dallas, 75229. Comment if you would like to ask a question or set up tour of the gardens.