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Poinsettias for Polar Bears
Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...
Up with Foxgloves
Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...
Hooray for Holly
It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...
Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities
Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...
In the Garden
My apple trees tend to develop populations of scale insects every few years. They are sometimes hard to detect, so I inspect my trees in winter when the branches are bare.
When a scale insect finds a likely place to live it attaches itself securely...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Insulate Outdoor Containers If you overwinter perennials in containers you'll want to protect the root systems from extreme...
Paul Ecke Ranch Poinsettias For in-depth information about poinsettias, including the newest introductions, visit the Paul...
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- Protect New Plantings
- Prune Plants Only When Dormant
- Store Root Vegetables
- Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
- Plant Primroses