Dividing Plants: Andi Wardlaw, MG suggest knowing when to divide perennials. A good rule of thumb is to divide spring and summer blooming plants in the fall and fall blooming plants in the spring.
Perennials do best if divided every few years and the plant will let you know when it is time. If the plant has ceased to bloom well, then it is time to divide. You will be amazed by how dividing a plant will invigorate it, plus you will have divisions to plant in other areas of your yard, or you may want to share with family and friends.
Rose Pruning Tip: Shelly Seth, MG suggests using two pruning shears when trimming your roses. Shelly says she cuts with one and grabs the branch with the other. She recommends this as a safety activity that helps to prevent getting stuck with thorns. Shelly also says that this method provides great traction and it helps to manipulate the rose cane. As an extra safety measure, she recommends using long sleeved gardening gloves.
Tomato Leaf Blight–With current weather conditions being what they are, if you are growing tomatoes start watching for signs of early blight(See picture below). Small, irregular brown, dead spots appear on lower, older leaves, Leaf tissue around spots yellows. Even if you are not seeing any symptoms treat anyway with a fungicidal agent. Be sure to also spray under the leaves. Tom Mason, MG