This is the time of year when most dogwood is at its’ showiest. Make your winter yard colorful with dogwood. The Cardinal dogwood is a bright red. The Arctic Fire dogwood is a dark red. The Firedance is a brilliant red. Read about them under our Plant section for size and other characteristics.
For gardeners who are on the lookout for shrubs that provide winter interest after most flowers and leaves are gone, snowberries rate high on the list. Plump, candy-pink berries ripen in early fall, as the last of summer’s small pink flowers swell into pearls. As the leaves fall, each arching stem is adorned with decorative berries which remain on slender branches through winter. The perfect plant for the winter garden, these compact forms are suitable for a more prominent place in the front border. Snow Berries are especially beautiful with a light dusting of snow.
Protect the bark of young shade trees, ornamental trees and shrubs this fall and winter from deer and rabbits. We recommend using trunk guards on your trees to keep deer from rubbing on the trunk. The white plastic trunk protectors are inexpensive, easy to install and reusable for several years, and will also protect tree bark from damage by mice, rabbits and winter sun. You can use tree wrap to keep rabbits from eating your tree as well. Make sure to protect newly planted shrubs and trees that are still tender to the rabbits and deer. Fence in the plants if possible. There are great spray repellants to use year round to keep the critters from snacking on your plants. This spring remember to get the systemic granular repellent into the garden as soon as your see leaves coming out and planting emerging from the ground!
DeWitt Tree Wrap protects trees from scorching, and from trimmer and mower damage. Tree Wrap is made of polypropylene fabric and easily conforms to fit any tree shape or bark texture. Tree Wrap slowly photodegrades to prevent girdling of the tree’s trunk.
Young trees are at risk of sun and animal-related trunk injury during the winter, so be sure to apply tree guards as part of your yearly process for preparing trees for winter.
Scent deters deer and rabbits from lawns and flower beds. Rain resistant formula that can be applied year-round. Covers up to 500 sq. ft.
• PROVEN by independent research to out-last and out-perform all other repellents—up to 6 months over-winter! • EFFECTIVE against: deer, rabbits, voles, elk, moose, chipmunks, squirrels, nutria, opossum, and mountain beaver. • RAIN-RESISTANT—no need to re-apply after every rainfall. • SAFE for use in vegetable gardens, on fruit trees and food crops. • ORGANIC—first animal repellent OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for food production.
It delivers a hot pepper concentrate through plant roots at the molecular level, making the plants inedible to animals. Because the active compound is protected inside the plant cells, it doesn’t washoff in the rain or degrade in sunlight. One treatment typically lasts the entire growing season.