Eliza Fournier Shares Gardening Tips for Summertime Greens


The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier will demonstrate gardening techniques for the month of July, including how to prune shrubs and bushes, deadhead your annuals, stake plants, harvest greens, and design a flower bouquet from your own garden.

Quick pruning tips for gardeners:

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Pruning dead leaves and branches from garden plants is vital to keeping them healthy. According to the Chicago Botanic Garden, the best time to prune hydrangeas depends on the type of hydrangea. For trees and shrubs, the purpose of pruning is just as important as the species being trimmed. For more information on gardening tips and techniques, visit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s website.

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