Western Mountains and High Plains
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Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline
Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...
Gold Medal Dogwood
Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...
New Technique for Protecting Blackberries
Trailing blackberry varieties such as Siskiyou and Chester Thornless are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...
Warmer, Wetter Winter?
Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...
In the Garden
Summer is a time to keep the garden growing -- watering, weeding, fertilizing, and doing other tasks that keep the landscape looking good. Now is the time to stop and enjoy the colorful beauty as it unfolds in your trees and shrubs. Days are getting...
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Science Made Simple Now that the children are back in school, it won't be long before a science project assignment...
Favorite or New Plant
Oakleaf Hydrangea This is a beautiful shrub with leaves resembling the plant's namesake, the oak. Foliage is deep...
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- Remove Dead Annuals
- Divide Iris
- Mow Leaves
- Amend the Soil
- Recycle Coffee Grounds