Not too late to plant trees and shrubs

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Early May in Takoma Park, MD. Left to right: Azaleas, Doublefile viburnums, Pieris japonica and Deodar cedar.

Posted by Susan Harris.

You don’t have to take my word for it – it’s what Joel Lerner says in today’s Washington Post.  Read the whole article.

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Caropteris at River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society

And he has this to say about pruning in November:

“Some shrubs I recommend pruning between November and the end of January are butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) to control seeds, caryopteris when it loses its silver-gray appearance, St. Johns wort when leaves turn brown, and purple beautyberry when its berries are gone or have lost their color.”

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