Mugo and clematis You would think that something as time honored as gardening would be immune to fads, but anything with the idea of "style" attached will have plenty of action between the "in" and "out" of fashion. Shrubs That Were Once "On Fire" I started thinking about this when looking at my two mugo pines. The phrase "in their heyday" came up in my mind, and it got me following a … [Read more...] about Plant Fads: Mugo Pines and Stella D’Oro Daylilies
Evergreen Landscape Shrub, Mugo Pine
The main interest in garden information on this shrub is the to find out the proper way to prune it.
When searching for this information, most gardeners only need a few tips and pointers to do the job well.
The candle growth on a pine. Today people are looking for information on how to prune a mugo pine. That is the Google interpretation of what people want from this garden journal. It is just a little too late to be asking that question. But it is just the right time to prune other things, like the Spring blooming shrubs: Lilacs, Viburnums, Forsythia, Weigela, et al ... all … [Read more...] about Today People Are Looking For…
Pruning this Shrub I started the other day: hand pruning the Mugo pines by cutting off the new candles midway down. Neglected it the past few years and my -now- small trees are spreading more than I like. So I just started snipping and finished 3/4 of one and will get them both done this weekend. Just a bit tedious, but not difficult. You can see how large I let this one grow by the … [Read more...] about Time to prune Mugo pines
To Prune or Not to Prune, That is the Question Google keeps sending people to my blog for answers on when to prune a mugho or mugo pine. I know I've mentioned it in posts, but now it is time to inform everyone of the best time and the proper way to prune a Pinus mugo mugo Don't trim or prune your pine in the fall. That is the short answer. Pines will stop growing from the points at which … [Read more...] about Mugo Pines: When to Trim and Prune
Don't Butcher Your Pine The Mugo gets large when left unpruned I have to make this small entry, to save someone out there from the butchering I saw was once done to mugo pines. On the other hand, if you don't keep up timely pruning, you will have a monster bush on your hands ( like said example above). Now (Spring with the new growth) is the time to snip the new growth, … [Read more...] about Pruning Your Mugo Pine