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Strawberry Harvesting May. 26, 2021

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Q: We bought some strawberry plants at the big-box store and planted them. They seem to be growing j... Read More

Spring Wildflowers Apr. 21, 2021

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Spring is moving north. One way we know that is to look at the early spring ephemeral wildflowers. T... Read More

The Wandering ... Dude? Apr. 16, 2021

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

My daughter and I walked through the local garden center trying to find a plant we had admired on a ... Read More

New Plants on the Horizon Mar. 24, 2021

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Unfortunately, this year, the Tropical Plant International Expo was held online instead of in person... Read More

Plant Parenthood Mar. 03, 2021

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Do you consider yourself a plant parent? It used to be that we just grew houseplants because we like... Read More

Rubber Tree Plants Feb. 10, 2021

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You may not remember the 1959 Oscar award-winning song titled "High Hopes" and sung by Frank Sinatra... Read More

5 Easy Ways to Keep Cats out of Your Yard and Garden Dec. 28, 2020

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If you've ever suffered the annoyance of outdoor cats ruining your yard and garden, help is on the w... Read More

Using a Live Christmas Tree and Protecting Shrubs From Rodents Nov. 25, 2020

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Question: We were thinking of using a live Christmas tree this year instead of cutting one down. Aft... Read More

Scale Insects Jul. 22, 2020

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Q: Everything under one of my large potted plants on the patio is turning black. What isn't black is... Read More

7 Common Houseplants That Are Pet-Friendly and Low-Maintenance May. 27, 2020

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I love plants, especially beautiful houseplants. Healthy, economical plants can make any space warm ... Read More

Chill Hours and Degree Days Nov. 08, 2017

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Q: What is the difference between chill hours and degree days for plants? I see them listed in some ... Read More

Dead Buds, Leaves and Stems Apr. 16, 2014

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Q: We didn't have a real bad winter like a lot of people, but there were the usual cold spells and s... Read More

Diagnosing Plant Problems Mar. 19, 2014

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When diagnosing a plant problem, you must sometimes be part doctor, part coroner, part private detec... Read More

Senator Bob Corker and His Own People Feb. 24, 2014

Marc Dion

Soviet-era chronicler of misery Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn pointed out that, to kill tens of millions of... Read More

Mickey Mouse

Jan. 24, 2014

Indoor Plant Insects Nov. 20, 2013

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Q: I brought in my houseplants and now the house is filled with fruit flies. They buzz around the ki... Read More