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Devilishly Good Ninebark
Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...
Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel
Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...
Defying Late Blight
A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...
Chiming in on Bellflowers
Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...
In the Garden
My father has never been a gardener. Except for planting the European copper beeches with which he was inordinately smitten (way too many for our half-acre suburban lot), he left all horticultural endeavors to my mother and, when I was growing up, me,...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Hocus Pocus' Veronica I grow a number of veronicas in my flower garden, both for their colors (deep violet-blue...
Safe Lawns for Kids and Pets Need some reasons to consider going organic with your lawn care? Visit Citizens for a Green...
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- Stake New Trees Only When Necessary
- Consult an Arborist for Large Tree Issues
- Test Your Soil
- Prune Winter Damaged Evergreens
- Leave Grass Clippings on Lawns