BREWSTER, MA — The Friends of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster announce their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:30pm, which includes a potluck lunch. Following, Will Clarke will give a presentation: Pruning with Confidence at 1:30pm. The public is welcome at all or part of the meeting.
By learning a few basic techniques, how plants grow, and, most importantly, why you're pruning, you can approach any pruning job with confidence. You may want to maintain a plant at a certain size or shape. You may want to remove dead, weak, damaged, diseased or insect-infested wood.
In general, just before spring growth begins is an excellent time to prune summer-flowering plants. They’ll form flower buds on the new growth that pops out in early spring. Or for spring-flowering plants such as azaleas or rhododendron, wait until they finish blooming so long-awaited flowers that have formed on last year’s growth can bloom.
Will has been an active member of the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod since 1988 when he left a career in Marine Science to start Perennial Solutions, a landscape gardening business. He is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and a long-time member of the Ecological Landscaping Alliance.
*Admission is Free/ Attendees are welcome to join the Friends of CCMNH for a Potluck Lunch at 12:30 PM. Please note that the Museum exhibits are not open.
For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.