How to Divide Peonies in the Winter

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Peonies are perennials that bloom year after year from the same root system. A clump of peonies features large, colorful blooms and may last for up to 100 years. This lifespan means that peony plants become extremely large and may overwhelm a given planting site. Gardeners avoid overcrowding by digging up peony roots during their…


How to Recycle Geraniums over the Winter

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Geraniums are the easiest plants to carry over from year to year. There are a few ways to save them over winter. I hope you try my easy recycling suggestion. I’d be very surprised if you told me it didn’t work. This is a dry-root method of storage and takes up very little space. Difficulty:…


How to Keep Geraniums Over the Winter in Virginia

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Geraniums are hardy, bright-colored flowers, and a welcome sight in pots, containers and mass plantings. They’re practically insect-proof and will bloom continuously if properly deadheaded, fed and watered. Because Virginia falls mostly in Zone 6 and 7, it’s too risky to leave geraniums in the ground for the winter. One good frost will do them…


How to Dry Geraniums Over Winter

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If you had a good summer season with your geraniums and would like to plant them again in the spring, dry them out over the winter and preserve the geraniums for replanting. To dry your geraniums over the winter, you’ll need a basement, attic, garage or other indoor space that is cool and dry. According…


How to Hang Geraniums Over the Winter in a Garage

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When the weather begins to turn chilly, it’s time to consider how to deal with those plants that you’d like to save for next season. Geraniums are one plant that many gardeners hope to save, either by taking cuttings or storing them indoors over the winter. Geraniums are interesting plants in that they will go…


How to Keep Geraniums Over the Winter

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Although generally thought of as annuals, geraniums are actually cold-sensitive perennial plants and will last many seasons with proper care. Overwintering geraniums is the main obstacle to keeping them alive for long periods of time, but luckily there are a couple of ways to help the plant survive until springtime. If done properly, preparing geraniums…


Geraniums in the Winter

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Geraniums do not tolerate freezing winter weather, but gardeners willing to expend a little effort can bring the plants back year after year. Gardeners have a number of options that, depending on their circumstances, can give them a vibrant plant early the next year. Because the plant has no stored energy in the form of…


Can I Cut Back Daylilies That are Still Green in the Winter?

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Well over 50,000 different cultivars of daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) exist, all producing trumpet-like flowers in a variety of forms. Plants are either winter dormant, partially evergreen or evergreen, describing the persistence of leaves across the colder winter months. Geography Daylilies regarded as semi-evergreen or evergreen retain their green leaves in winter only if the climate…


Can Daylilies Be Moved in the Winter?

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An established clump of daylilies can be moved from one area in the yard to another in the winter in warm southern climates. Daylilies are resilient herbaceous perennials that can be planted successfully at any time during the growing season. As long as the ground is not frozen and the soil can be worked easily…


Winter wheat yields hold up

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WITH more than half the Recommended List (RL) winter wheat trial results now in, it is clear yields have held up well across most of the country, away from shallow soils in the east, says HGCA. The first yields are now in from Scotland, averaging 11.1t/ha. However, national yields are still 7 per cent down…


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