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Abnormal Growth on Rose Plants: Rose Rosette
Abnormally red leaves and stems, deformed leaves and fine twiggy growth may mean the Rose Rosette virus has infected your rose plant.
Add Fragrant Shrubs and Vines to the Landscape
When considering fragrance in the garden, roses, peonies, and phlox are some of the first plants that come to mind. Don't limit yourself, look for flowering trees, shrubs and vines that can liven up the landscape with their fragrance.
Apple Tree Fails to Produce
No fruit and all leaves is a common complaint of gardeners new to growing apples. Fortunately, with a little time and adjustments in care you will soon be rewarded with fruit.
Apples - National Apple Month - Scary Apple Heads for Halloween
Celebrate National Apple month and prepare for Halloween by creating a few scary apple heads.
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Blossom Drop and Fruit Rot on Vegetables
Don't let blossom drop and fruit rot reduce this season's harvest. A few adjustments in your garden care can help reduce the risk.
Cankers (Sunken Discolored Areas) on Trees
The answer to your tree problem may lie just below the surface, of the bark that is.
Caring for Mother's Day Bouquets
Extend the beauty and enjoyment of this year’s Mother’s Day bouquet. A few extra minutes spent caring for cut flowers can add days to your enjoyment.
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Cedar Apple, Quince, or Hawthorn Rust
Don't panic if your red cedar, a type of juniper, looks like it has been slimed. The gelatinous orange substance is the fruiting stage of cedar–apple rust.
Celebrate National Pear Month
Celebrate National Pear Month by adding a few of your favorite pear dishes to your family meals.
Celebrate National Rose Month & Plant Roses for Year Round Beauty
June is National Rose Month. Celebrate by adding a few rose bushes to your perennial garden, shrub beds, and mixed borders.
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Celebrate Rose Month - Eat Your Roses
The from-the-garden-to-the-table movement is not just about fruits and vegetables. Edible flowers like roses can provide beauty in a vase or on your dinner plate.
Clematis Stem Wilt
Your clematis looks beautiful until suddenly the stems and leaves start turning black. Though it looks bad your clematis will survive.
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Colorado Blue Spruce
Colorado blue spruce are a favorite tree of many gardeners. Their bluish green needles and pyramidal shape are a nice addition to the landscape. But several diseases can kill branches and distort their beauty.
Cook (Solarize) Away Weeds and Soil Pests and Diseases
Manage weeds, insects and diseases that have taken over your garden with the help of plastic, sunlight and summer's heat.
Crown Rot Causing Sudden Wilting and Death on Ajuga (Bugleweed)
Sudden wilting, yellowing and death of ajuga, also known as bugleweed, means crown rot may have invaded the planting.
Cytospora Canker on Spruce Trees
Your blue spruce is just reaching maturity when suddenly needles start turning a purplish brown and eventually the branch dies. The problem may be Cytospora canker.
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Deadheading Flowers for Maximum Beauty
Keep your flowers blooming longer and your garden tidier with a bit of deadheading.
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Downton Abbey Roses
Whether a Downton Abbey fan, rose lover or avid gardener, you may want to add some of the new Downton Abbey-inspired roses to your garden this year.
Downy Mildew on Basil
Yellowing along leaf veins, black spots and fuzzy gray growth on basil may mean downy mildew has infected the plants.
Enjoy a Bit of Garden Aromatherapy
Gardeners have been into aromatherapy way before it was hip and trendy. Just take a walk through a fragrant garden and your mood will improve. Increase these benefits by focusing your nose to certain herbs in the garden.
Webby tents can often be seen on the tips of tree branches in fall. Apples, willows, birch, and ash are just a few of the more than 100 species that can be infested. These webby tents are the home to the fall webworm.
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As you drive through your community in late summer or fall you may spot webby nests in the branches of apple, ash, birch, cherry, sycamore, walnut and willow. These are the home of the North American native fall webworm.
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.
Golden Canker on Pagoda Dogwood
Don’t let hot dry summers damage or even kill your Pagoda dogwood. Proper care and a bit of pruning can keep them healthy.
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Grow Your Own Fat-free and Flavorful Apples
Apples are the perfect fat free fruit for your diet and garden. Plant just a couple trees or a small orchard so you can harvest an apple-a-day right from your own backyard.
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Grow Your Own Pineapple
Don’t compost the top of your pineapple. Instead, use it to start an indoor garden with your favorite young or seasoned gardeners.
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Apples are the perfect fat-free fruit for your diet and garden. Plant just a couple trees or a small orchard so you can harvest an apple-a-day right from your own backyard.
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Hardy Red Roses for Red Rose Day (June 12th)
June is National Rose Month and June 12th puts the spotlight on the Red rose symbol of love, passion and romance.
Herbs for Grilling
Make it fun and convenient to add some homegrown flavor to your cookouts. Grow a few herbs in a pot or garden right next to the grill.
January 12-24 Birth Tree is the Elm
If your birthday falls between January 12th and 24th your birth tree is the Elm. You are said to be cheerful, noble minded, have a good sense of humor and are practical.
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Leaf Spot on Rudbeckia
Once thought to be the answer to low maintenance perennial gardens, Goldstrum Rudbeckia's reputation has been tarnished by several leaf spot diseases.
Long Blooming and Repeat Blooming Shrubs
Don’t sacrifice beauty for function when you can have both. Select long blooming shrubs that can screen bad views, create barriers and serve as the framework or a focal point in your landscape.
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Low Maintenance Roses
So you want to grow roses, but don’t want to fuss? Don’t worry - you can have beautiful roses with minimal care.
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Moonlight (Night) Garden
Create a beautiful garden that reaches its peak once the sun sets.
More Herbs, Less Salt Day (August 29)
Put away the saltshaker and season your meals with herbs instead.
Narrow (Columnar) Trees for Any Size Landscape
Don’t let a lack of space keep you from growing trees in your landscape. Consider planting columnar trees in containers and narrow spaces.
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National Pear Month
You purchase a beautiful pear, set it on the counter to ripen and a few days later take a bite. Seems it is either too hard or over ripe. In fact, 84% of people surveyed did not know how to tell when a pear was ripe.
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Ornamental Edible Landscape - Fruit Plants
Round out your meals with some fresh from the garden fruit. It is easier than you think to grow your own apples, plums, and berries.
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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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Prune Out Raspberry Pest Problems
Put away the chemicals and break out the pruners to control pest problems on raspberries.
Reviving Wilted Cut Roses
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fresh bouquet of roses. And nothing is more disappointing than when the necks of those roses wilt and ruin the display.
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Rose Flower Proliferation
Plants are amazing. They often produce unusual growths, unexpected flower and leaf colors and other surprises. Sometimes these changes lead to the introduction of a new variety while other times it leaves gardeners perplexed. The latter is the case with rose flower proliferation.
Rose of Sharon (Althea Bush)
Add some summer and fall color to your shrub borders and mixed gardens with a traditional favorite the Rose of Sharon shrub.
Shrubs That Attract Birds
Birds can add color and motion to your landscape year round. Planting shrubs that provide food and shelter is an easy and affordable way to bring birds into your backyard.
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Small Plants with Big Impact
Don't let a lack of space stop you from planting. Include some small plants with big impact to liven up your landscape.
Southern Blight (Crown Rot)
Crown rot, southern stem rot or southern blight are different names for the same disease. Infected plants develop yellow leaves that eventually collapse and die. A close look at the crown of the plant reveals rotting tissue.
Starting Roses from Seed
Expand your garden and have a little fun by growing a few plants from the seeds of your favorite rose.
Tar Spot on Maples
Don't let the black tar-like spots on your maple tree make you fret. Though one of the more noticeable, it is one of the less damaging of the fungal leaf spot diseases.
The Apple: December 23rd to January 1st Birth Tree
If you were born between December 23rd and January 1st your birth tree is the apple. It is said to represent scientific talents, charm and a carefree philosopher with imagination.
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Sudden wilting and death of individual branches of maples, redbuds and other susceptible trees may mean verticillium wilt has infected the plant.
Veteran's Honor Rose
When you think of flowers that honor veterans you probably picture the red poppy featured in the poem "In Flanders Fields." But other plants, including the Veteran's Day rose have been introduced to honor our veterans.
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.