Midday Fix: Chalet Nursery’s Tony Fulmer with winter garden tips

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Tony Fulmer

Event:
Helping Birds in Winter
January 31 and February 1
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center i
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette
www.chaletnursery.com

Tony’s Tips:

Snow acts as an insulator for many plants.

Avoid shoveling heavy snow on top of plants with slender or delicate stems.

Gently shake snow off of evergreens; use a broom instead of any heavy shovel, which can damage branches.

Don’t put hot water on ice-encased plants.

Drape evergreens in mesh netting to avoid animal damage.

Consider using calcium magnesium acetate

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