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Types of Plant Problems Jul. 10, 2019

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Are you a plant-watcher? It may sound boring, but it can be interesting — especially when some... Read More

Problematic Pollarding Jul. 03, 2019

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Q: I've got two trees in my yard that were pruned years ago — before I bought — by someo... Read More

Ant Invasion Jun. 26, 2019

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Q: Our landscape has been invaded by ants. Actually, the ants aren't out in the landscape but instea... Read More

Grow Your Own Food -- 1 Square Foot at a Time Jun. 18, 2019

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For years, I tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh basil — $3... Read More

The Cheapskate Gardener Jun. 13, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

The only difference between gardeners and cheapskate gardeners is the amount of money they spend to ... Read More

Koi Pond Fish Kill Jun. 12, 2019

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I was gone for most of Memorial Day. When I got home, something strange was happening in my pond. Ma... Read More

Plums, Slugs and Tulips Jun. 05, 2019

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Q: I have a plum tree with little holes in the leaves. This happened last summer and again this spri... Read More

Pruning Details May. 29, 2019

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Q: In last week's article, you commented that one of the factors of plant deaths over the winter is ... Read More

Surprising Ways Epsom Salt Can Improve Your Life May. 28, 2019

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I can recall vividly and count on one hand the migraine headaches I've had in my life, all of them b... Read More

Winter Damage May. 22, 2019

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Q: Apparently the polar vortex last winter killed several of my trees and shrubs. I had carefully se... Read More

Buying Fruit Trees May. 15, 2019

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Q: I need to replace a pear tree. The first one was planted in the fall; last spring, it didn't bloo... Read More

Pesticide Breakdown May. 08, 2019

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Q: I have several apple and pear trees that I have treated with the fungicide Captan for several yea... Read More

Sweet as Honey Apr. 24, 2019

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I am sure you have heard the saying "stop and smell the roses." Well, let's say that we traveled 55,... Read More

Layering Techniques Apr. 10, 2019

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Q: We don't have a lot of money for landscaping, but we want to propagate several shrubs in our yard... Read More

Clover and Weed Control Apr. 03, 2019

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Q: There is an outbreak of clover on my lawn and in my flower beds. It has been spreading for severa... Read More

Mulching Your Garden Mar. 27, 2019

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Q: Our flowerbeds need mulch. We have seen mulch that is colored red or black. The black mulch looks... Read More

Spring Gardening Mar. 20, 2019

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Believe it or not, spring is coming. It has started in the south and is moving north. Spring is an e... Read More

Creating a Habitat Mar. 13, 2019

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I am often asked how a landscape can be changed or added to so that it will attract more wildlife. U... Read More

Plant Hardiness Zones Feb. 13, 2019

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Q: In the past couple of years, we planted several kinds of evergreen and deciduous trees in our lan... Read More

Coffee Grounds Feb. 06, 2019

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Q: My local coffee shop offers five-pound bags of used coffee grounds for free. According to the sig... Read More