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Here are tips on care for plants like wisteria, kiwis, grapes, fruit trees and more

COURTESY PHOTO - K's Nursery offers fall and winter gardening tips.You can prune back wisteria to the area you would like it to stay. Even though it will grow again like crazy in the spring, pruning now promotes flowering.

Prune female kiwis to 2 or 3 feet to promote fruit production, but male kiwi plants should not be pruned.

Transplant deciduous shrubs or trees when all the leaves have fallen.

Raspberries need to be tied up to posts with strung wire. Do not wrap them around the wire. They can be pruned if they are too tall to reach, and old canes can be removed at this time.

Blackberries need to be wrapped around wire strung between posts. Old canes should be removed.

Grapes need to be pruned back, trunks can be as high as 3 feet. Leave two side shoots so that the plant has a Y or T shape. This promotes fruit production.

Fruit trees can be pruned when all the leaves have dropped or in January or February. Dormant spray can be applied several times in January through February. Pruning and spraying must be done before the bush or leaves swell.

Most grasses should be pruned quite severely in late February or in March.

Lavender plants should have their blooms pruned by late summer. Prune blooms and shape the foliage.

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