Ella Maxwell from Hoerr Nursery talks about pruning an ivy on a topiary (a form used to train a plant’s growth). Just before Spring, now is the time to cut away dead branches on our house plants and remove the insects. After this, with the sun coming out in more abundance, it’s time to fertilize them with Ella recommending a liquid fertilizer (which can be mixed with water). With more sun, also comes the need to check for insects, which are indicated by sticky leaves or curled leaves. The plants can then be sprayed down with an insecticidal soap.