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Saturday, January 19th
9 — 11 a.m.
Garden Workshop | Pruning
Robert Mills House and Gardens : 1616 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201
Have you been accused of "Crepe Murder"? Is your garden suffering from live oak blackout? Join horticulturists Keith Mearns and Evan Clements for Historic Columbia’s Winter Pruning Workshop!
Pruning hardy shrubs and trees is an essential tool used to maintain plant health, prolong plant lifespan and maximize landscape utility. Here at Historic Columbia, we do the majority of our major pruning in the winter, when plants are dormant and branching structure is easier to see. Utilizing the vast collection of trees and shrubs planted throughout the extensive gardens of our six properties, attendees will learn basics such as species-specific growth and form, what tools to use, and how to use them.
A message from HC's horticulturists
Most gardeners, myself included, are usually most excited by what we can add to our gardens. It just as important, though, to think about what we can remove from our gardens to achieve design goals. After you have finished your fall planting and clean-up, mid-winter is a perfect time to...