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Fall Planting of Shrubs

In Plants, Shrubs by Thussadmin

Certainly it is tempting to put thoughts of next year’s garden on hold for winter dreaming and spring planting, but gardeners who capitalize in the fall planting season take advantage of many opportunities the spring just can’t afford. Plus, remember how busy the spring season is? There are literally hundreds of tasks we’re juggling with as the earth wakes up …

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Pruning Roses

In Roses by Thussadmin

Roses have grown at an amazing rate with this years hot and wet weather! You’re likely wondering if you should be cutting them back before winter sets in. Pruning is an important and necessary step in growing roses. It keeps the plant healthy and promotes new growth. Hybrid Tea Roses, Floribunda and Grandiflora roses are usually cut back in the …

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Perennials

In Perennials by Thussadmin

Perennial flowers are well worth the investment as they come back year after year and many are low maintenance, easy care plants. Many perennials will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Some perennials will spread while growing, and most perennials can be divided in late winter or early spring so you can start off with a small garden and expand it over the …

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Marigolds in your Garden

In Marigolds by Thussadmin

Marigolds are an excellent plant to grow. They look lovely in planters or as ornamental beds and borders. But they can also be an excellent addition to your vegetable garden. Many gardeners don’t think to plant flowers in their vegetable garden, but by doing so will help increase the diversity of plants and wildlife, attract more pollinators, increase resilience, protect the …

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Early/Late Tomato Blight

In Tomato Blight by Thussadmin

It’s that time of the year again when we are anticipating on eating all the great vegetables from our gardens! Here is a bit of info that will hopefully help you to avoid that awful Tomato Blight so you get to enjoy those ripe delicious tomatoes!  One thing to remember is that once you have late tomato blight there is …

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Slugs in the Garden

In Slugs by Thussadmin

Slugs are among the most easily recognized pests and if you have slugs in your garden, you are probably familiar with the damage they cause to your plants. You may notice their slimy trail they leave behind or the shredded leaves of your plant. Slugs are nocturnal, so you don’t generally see them. They will emerge or hatch in the …

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Butterfly Gardens

In Pollinators by Thussadmin

Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. Different species of butterflies have different preferences of nectar, in both colors and tastes. Searching for nectar they help pollinate plants, ensuring seeds for future generations. Planting a wide variety of plants will give the greatest diversity of visitors in your garden. …

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Vegetable Leaf Spots and Molds

In Leaf Spot by Thussadmin

Given the current situation it’s not surprising more people have decided to plant vegetable gardens.  Your vegetables are likely growing really well and look great! However, if you have started to notice any spots or molds on your plants, here is a bit of info that can help you. Leaf spot is a very common disease of tomatoes and can …

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Heat Stress on Plants

In Heat Stress on Plants by Thussadmin

When temperatures in late spring and summer start creeping up, you’re not the only one who can get stressed.  A lot of plants will suffer when the weather turns hot out. Irreversible damage can occur to the plant with decreased functions in growth, failure to flower, or failure to produce seeds. However, with adequate care, outdoor plants in the extreme …