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Add Color to the Fall Landscape with Asters
Add some color to your fall garden with Asters.
Bee Friendly Flowering Bulbs
Late winter and spring flowering bulbs brighten our spirits as they signal the end of winter. They also provide needed nectar to early season pollinators.
Brown Needles and Leaves on Evergreens
A walk through your garden this spring may reveal browning on both needled and broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs.
Caring for Garden Fresh Cut Flowers
Bring a bit of your garden’s beauty indoors for all to enjoy. Fresh cut flowers right from the garden make everyday a special occasion.
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Eco-friendly Powdery Mildew Control
Don’t panic when you find your zinnias, lilac, bee balm or phlox leaves are covered with a white powdery substance. This fungal disease, known as powdery mildew, is often a yearly problem on a variety of plants.
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Pluck a few flower petals and add flavor and color to your favorite salad, beverage, or jelly.
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Fall and Winter Care for Ornamental Grasses
Motion, texture, winter interest and wildlife appeal describe the beauty and value of ornamental grasses in the landscape. Providing the proper fall and winter care will ensure you get the most from these low maintenance beauties.
Fall Décor for Your Landscape
The cooler temperatures of fall signal a change of season and an opportunity to add some fall décor to the landscape.
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From the Landscape to Holiday Decorations
Add a personal touch to your holidays by creating decorations from evergreens, berries, cones and seedpods harvested from your landscape.
Garden Terms: Frost Heaving & Winter Mulch
Gardening books and magazines are filled with terms and techniques that may be new to you or unique to certain gardening climates. Frost heaving and winter mulch are two terms you may have stumbled upon in your search for gardening information.
Increase Winter Survival of Trees
High winds, flooding, ice and snow are weather issues gardeners and their trees confront each winter. Keeping trees healthy and properly pruned can prevent storm damage.
Make Your Own Icy Luminaries
Fire and candles have long been used to guide and welcome travelers and guests. Give this tradition a twist by making your own icy luminaries this winter.
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Managing and Enjoying Reseeding Perennials
More is often considered better, except when it comes to unwanted seedlings. Self seeding perennials mean lots of free plants to move to other gardens in the landscape, but sometimes it just means more unwanted plants to control.
Managing Self-seeding Perennials
Self-seeding perennials can be considered a gift or curse. Put these plants to work for you in your garden.
National Salad Month; Grow Your Own Salad
May is National Salad Month. Grow your own ingredients for the best tasting and most nutritious salad.
Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
Ornamental cabbage and kale are popular cool season annuals. Their colorful leaves brighten the fall and for some, the winter landscape. But what's the real difference between these two.
Gardeners love to save plants from year to year. The frost sensitive mandevilla is at the top of many gardeners list of plants to save.
Pansies are a favorite cool season flower. Try displaying them in a new and different way by creating a living wreath of pansies.
Plan a Bit of Fragrance in Your Garden
Ahhh the sweet smell of lilacs generate fond memories for many of us. Be sure to grow a few new memories in your garden this year.
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Protect Landscape Plants from Deicing Salts
All your hard work on the lawn and landscape can be undone with a quick toss of deicing salt. A little care now will eliminate the frustration and time needed next spring to repair winter damaged plants.
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Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Don’t drag that Christmas tree to the curb. Give it a second life in your landscape.
Cut trees make great windbreaks in the landscape. Strategically place discarded Christmas trees on the windward side of rhododendron, boxwood and other broadleaf evergreens to reduce problems with winter burn.
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Reduce Stress - Visit a Conservatory
The holidays are a wonderful time for family, friends and neighbors to gather, feast and exchange gifts. It can also be a stressful time overfilled with festivities. So take a break and visit a nearby conservatory this winter.
Research has shown, and gardeners know, that plants and gardening are good for the mind, body and spirit. Just being surrounded by greenery can lower your blood pressure and elevate your mood.
Conservatories are glass buildings that were constructed in colder climates to overwinter citrus and other tender or rare plants. You often can find birds and occasionally small animals along with plants in these heated glass buildings.
But conservatories are not just glass houses filled with pretty plants. They serve as a space for relaxation, a site to conserve endangered species and educate the public about the environment.
A bit more information: Conservatories originated in the 16th century, but experienced great growth and increased popularity during the late 19th century. If there isn't a conservatory in your neighborhood, plan a visit to your local florist or garden center.
Storing Spring Flowering Bulbs Over Winter
Don't panic if the bulb planting season has passed and you still have some or all your bulbs in need of planting.
Tax Relief Through Garden Therapy
Just say the date - April 15th and most U.S. citizens cringe, unless of course you are one of the lucky ones getting a refund. Soften the blow with a bit of horticulture therapy.
Once the taxes are mailed, take a walk through your yard, neighborhood or nearby botanical garden. Walking and working in nature helps lower our blood pressure and improve our mood.
Time to Evaluate and Plan for Changes in the Garden
Stop and take a few minutes to evaluate the success, challenges and failures of the past growing season. Investing time now can save you additional time, money and frustration in next season's garden.
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Trees and Shrubs for the Winter Landscape
Walk off some of those holiday calories and gather ideas for your garden. Look for trees and shrubs that provide interesting form, bark and texture in the winter.
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Walk Off Calories and Plan Your Winter Landscape
Walk off some of those holiday calories and gather ideas for next year's garden with a hike through your neighborhood, botanical garden or arboretum.
Winter Care for Unplanted Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Fall plant sales and all those tempting new varieties have many of us buying more plants than we have time or space to plant. Protect them over the winter and reduce your workload by heeling them in until you have time to find a permanent spot in your garden.
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Brighten your winter gardens and containers with winterberry. This deciduous holly produces an abundance of red berries you and the birds will enjoy.