Tips for Hardy Gardeners: "Wait for them to show you where they'd like to be pruned"

Mar 30, 2021

Credit UMN Extension

Here's a disturbing thought: raking up your soggy leaf litter and whatnot from the lawn too early could deprive a mourning cloak butterfly of the shelter that's kept it alive through a long, tough hibernation.

And here's another one: some of your plants may be telling you when - and where - they want to be pruned. 

You can read more about pruning hydrangeas for the best bloom here: