Question - abelia, nandina

roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)March 12, 2006

Hi ya'll,

Have i waited too late to cut them back? Things are hectic, and today i thought about it - as i spent ALL day out in the yard.

Wasn't today gorgeous?!?! I have worked in the yard all day today  well since about noon  I had to do my sisterÂs taxes first. I used the blower cleaning up a lot of leaves  I did some raking yesterday  and realized I have TOO much property to rake  gotta use a blower, and use the rake for INSIDE the flower beds. my arms are ACHING from using the blower all day, and i still have MORE to do at some point. For some STRANGE reason, I thought the blower would be "easy"  guess that was b/c I never used it  butthead always did that.

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day...

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loveofmylife680(z7)

It was so pretty today, I worked outside from 9 till 5 little girl had fun helping momma dig holes for the flowers we were moving. We moved the banana tree and elephant ears what a job. I know everyone else is ready for their flowers to bloom. Happy gardening everyone. Muscles will be aching tommorow.
Jill

    Bookmark   March 12, 2006 at 10:52PM
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terramadre

According to the calendar, it's still winter ;-)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 7:54AM
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Lgkovalcik(z7 AL)

Go ahead and cut 'em back. Sounds like you're in the mood to do a little damage!

I cut my abelia almost to the ground every third year or so. Keeps them full and fresh looking. Within a month or two, you'd never know they'd been assaulted with a deadly pruner.

For the nandina, I cut the tallest stalks back to near the ground about this time of year. The new growth is lower and keeps them from getting gangly.

LauraK

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 9:39AM
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auhort1990(8a)

I could have swore I replied to this message this morning. Oh well. Go ahead and cut them back.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 1:59PM
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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

Thanks ya'll! I will cut them back this weekend....

    Bookmark   March 13, 2006 at 9:23PM
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