Spring is Springing!

Spring Blooming

Here are a few things in bloom right now in Aaron's yard!

Snowdrops


Witch hazel



Our Favorites for Early Spring

These are some of Aaron and Cathy's favorite early spring bloomers.  If you're looking for something to brighten your garden this time of year, look for some of these as you shop this spring!

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

Witch hazel (Hamamelis)

Lenten Rose (Helleborus)

Corneliancherry Dogwood (Cornus mas)

Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica)

Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides)

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Windflower (Anemone blanda)


Pruning Fruit Trees

Now is a great time to prune fruit trees.  This guide from Iowa State University is a comprehensive guide to pruning apples, pears and other fruit trees.  Proper pruning those first couple of years is very important.


Soil Temperature Map

Want to know the current soil temperature in your Iowa County?  Here is a great resource from Iowa State University

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