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  Keep your ice melting products away from valuable plants. Many plants are sensitive to any kind of salts and may be burned by these products. Roots and tops can be affected so water heavily in areas near salted roads...

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It is now time to check your overwintering plants in storage.  Some of you will be storing geraniums, or other sub-tropical plants, and will want to check them now for pests and general health. Plants stored in their own soil...

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Okanagan Master Gardeners Invite you to attend their “S.E.E.D.” Sessions (Social Engagement Through Education and Development) In partnership with ORL FREE Evening Series exploring the “Science of Gardening” through the video material from Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Associate Professor, Washington State...

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Mid February is prime fruit tree pruning season so pick a nice mild day and go for it! Remember to read up on each type of fruit tree for specific information on what type of growth each species will fruit...

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It is now time to mulch your hybrid roses with about 12-18″ of loose composted material to prevent hard frost damage over the winter months....

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Due to the high prevalence of fungal diseases on fruit trees, the local tree fruit industry has recently recommended  a copper spray after the leaves have fallen as well as the regular fall application with the leaves on....

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  There is still time to plant your garlic, even if you didn’t get it planted on the Thanksgiving weekend....

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  Save all your woody plant pruning for winter or spring. The stems of these woody plants store carbohydrates that help them survive the long dormant period. Pruning cuts exposed to the elements during winter may be susceptible to frost...

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