Forcing Spring Branches

Forcing Spring Branches with Sensible Gardening

The closer spring gets the antsier I become. I know checking for new growth everyday will not make it happen any faster but I can’t seem to help myself. My favorite greenhouse has reopened for the season and a trip there should help to take the edge off. If you are anything like me you need to find ways to…

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Double Flowering Plum

Double Flowering Plum at Sensible Gardening and Living

This spring shrub is absolutely gorgeous for about 2 weeks in spring. Double Flowering Plum ( Prunus triloba ‘Mutiplex’) literally explodes with double pink blooms. An averaged sized shrub growing to about 8 feet tall and wide and requiring very little prunning as it keeps it’s shape well. It starts to bloom on leafless branches and by the time the…

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