Northern & Central Midwest
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New Improved Shrub
The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...
New Corn Earworm Control
Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...
Clay Controls Weeds
Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...
It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...
In the Garden
I'm convinced I can have a "perpetual" vegetable garden, and I've have had some great luck this year (along with a little grumbling, I'll admit).
I've found that there are two absolutely essential characteristics you must possess if you plan to...
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Hummingbirds Hummingbirds.Net is a great source for all you hummer-lovers out there. It has information on...
Favorite or New Plant
Masterwort Masterwort ( Astrantia spp.) is a lovely perennial that has become a favorite recently because...
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- Deadhead Flowers
- Control Squash Vine Borers the Organic Way
- Continue Late-Summer Sowings
- Controlling Web Worms
- Look for Swallowtail Larvae on Carrot Family Plants