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Garden pruning  // This is how you need to do it.

Letting Your Long Island, NY Garden Grow Can Cost You

Letting Your Long Island, NY Garden Grow Can Cost You

Letting your Long Island, New York garden grow can cost you a lot of money if you don’t consider how to properly manage the number of plants, type of plants and where you are planting. If you believe you have accomplished the first management task with good choices the second and final consideration needs to […]

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The Art Of Pruning For Maintaining Value Around Your Property

The Art Of Pruning For Maintaining Value Around Your Property

The art of pruning around New York especially Long Island involves a great sensitivity to the diversity we can plant in this zone (7a). I have recently visited over 100 properties in the past three and a half months and everyone seems to have similar issues and questions. My gardens, landscapes and trees have gotten […]

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Hydrangea Pruning, Restoring The Shape Form and Vigor Of Woody Ornamentals

Hydrangea Pruning, Restoring The Shape Form and Vigor Of Woody Ornamentals

How do you restore Hydrangeas size, form and health for best flowering? May 15th and Hydrangeas as showing signs of budding here in New York. Is it too late to crown reduce my Hydrangeas? There are two answers. But before we begin who can guess what type of tree the main header picture is representing? […]

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Wisteria Management (It’s growing here, there and everywhere)

Wisteria Management (It’s growing here, there and everywhere)

Wisteria? For the moment please check out our developing charity Life In Mind, Breathing Trees Wisteria center stage Before I talk about this amazing plant and all the possibilities it can bring let me take a sidebar for a moment and talk about the here and now. It is February 4, 2011 and I live […]

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December and Cold Invites Developmental Pruning

December and Cold Invites Developmental Pruning

Get ready for the first in a series of winter pruning (general pruning) demonstration. It will be a great journey. Finding the best ornamental tree pruner in Long Island, New York, Suffolk County or Nassau County will be a great challenge. I hope this helps direct those in need. Developmental pruning is old world estate […]

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New York Autumn Colors and Pruning

New York Autumn Colors and Pruning

One of my good friends asked me last night, “no new posts?” I have been writing but haven’t had the opportunity to post any articles because I usually like to include pictures with most of my posts. So here we are and I still haven’t taken many new pictures, but today I have a few to share […]

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Don’t Walk Away From Quietly Crying Plants

Don’t Walk Away From Quietly Crying Plants

So it has been a little longer than I would have liked but here I am. I was out last night with a number of men from my temple’s Men’s Club and besides the two friends I like I couldn’t help look at the trees and plants in the dark. I wanted to scream at […]

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OMG How Big They Get…

OMG How Big They Get…

Welcome to this gardeners mind. Most people owning a home on Long Island after 5 years, 10 years, or like me 14+ years are amazed at how much their properties have grown. I have been planting new perennials and specimen trees on my property every year since I moved in. With planting comes additional management […]

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