By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator
In carpentry, there is an old adage urging us to measure twice and cut once. The same can be said when it comes to plants. Planning is the least expensive of the plant selection process, simply requiring a little of our time to talk to experts and glean information from catalogs and web sources. I’ve never had a client say, “Gosh, I’m really sorry I planned and did the research!” Rather, I hear from clients who didn’t adequately plan and are now dealing with how to help plants survive or costly removals.