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Heaving and Mulching

By December 29, 2012

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We've been flitting from warm to cold with no snow covering and that can only mean one thing - heaving. This is the kind of weather that kills my beautiful Heuchera plants. The ground freezes and thaws and freezes again, squeezing and lifting the plant crowns out of the ground. My plan is to chop up my Christmas tree and cover most of the Heuchera plants with branches, while the ground is frozen. Winter mulching sounds like a crazy idea, but it really works. Now I can use the warmer days to start my pruning.

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