Friday, March 4, 2011

Yellow Blooms

Yellow is the color you see in bloom at the Arboretum this week.  First is the forsythia x intermedia which is growing in the Certified Plant Professional area.  This is an easy to grow shrub that is one of the earliest to bloom and brighten the landscape.  You can find growing information by clicking here.

Additional yellow blooms can be found on the daffodils planted around the Ag Center, in the Children's Garden, and in the Fire Hydrant Garden.  The daffodil bulbs have been in the ground for several years and multiply readily.  A large variety of bulbs have been planted to ensure that blooms continue for weeks.

A wise gardener proclaimed that it is time to prune the roses when the forsythia blooms.  And that is exactly what has been happening at the Arboretum over the past week.  However, if you have a once-blooming climber wait until after it blooms to do any pruning.  As always, if you have any questions about gardening call the Master Gardener Hotline at 252-902-1705.