Photo Gallery | Collerville nursery master gardener shares winter gardening tips
For some of you with a green thumb, a nursery out in Collierville has winter gardening tips to share. MorGreen Nursery and Landscape's from the Dorothy Shaw the master gardener, who is also known as the "Plant Lady."
1. To get your perennials and shrubs off to a good start, now would be a great time to fertilize with an application of composted manure, cottonseed meal or cotton burr compost.
2. Don't prune spring flowering trees or shrubs at this time. Wait until after they bloom. However, the removal of dead branches is acceptable.
3. Remove dead blackberry vines if this was not done in the fall. The canes that have leaves are the ones that will bear fruit this year.
4. February is the time to apply Zinc Sulfate at the drip line of your pecan trees.
5. Late February to early March is the perfect time to prune Crape Myrtles.
6. When Hostas start showing new growth, dust with a slug bait so your leaves won't be riddled with holes.
7. Perfect time to plant trees and shrubs as long as soil can be worked and not frozen.
8. Most perennials can be divided or transplanted at this time.
9. Roses can be pruned now, however only prune the dead limbs on climbing rose bushes.
10. Check the pH level where your vegetable and perennial garden is, lime may need to be added to the soil.