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Houseplant Care

While there are many types of houseplants, most of the most popular varieties require the same general care. Some exceptions that need special care include Orchids, African Violets, Air Plants, and Venus Flytraps. For most houseplants, bright, indirect light is…

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Pyracantha

Winter Gardening

Just because the trees are bare and there is snow on the ground doesn't mean you have to give up on the garden. A well-planned garden provides year-round interest and visual treats. Many evergreens and hardy ornamental grasses offer nice…

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Pine Wilt Nematode

This devastating disease is a large factor in the mass die-off of pine trees in our area. Caused by a microscope worm in the vascular system of the tree, this disease is moved from pine to pine by the Pine…

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Winter Protection for Evergreens

Keep your holly, boxwood, azaleas, and euonymus looking their best this winter, spray them with Wilt Stop. During the winter months, the frozen ground deprives plants of their moisture intake. Wilt-stop seals the foliage to reduces the loss of moisture through…

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Red Yucca

Hot Gardens

There are lots of challenging conditions in landscaping and gardening. One of the most challenging is extreme heat. This condition can be created in areas surrounded sides by concrete and asphalt, or by buildings reflecting heat off their south or…

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Hosta Francee

Dry Shade Gardens

There are lots of challenging conditions in landscaping and gardening. One of the most challenging is dry shade. These areas are generally caused by large shade trees which can easily out-compete smaller plants for water and nutrients. They can also…

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Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Uniform Holes in Tree Trunks

While many homeowners are aware of the damage boring insects can do to trees, they may be less familiar with the uniform holes of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. This bird is a woodpecker that feeds primarily on the sap of trees…

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Poinsettia

Poinsettia Care

Poinsettias are the most popular houseplants for Christmas in the United States.  Their showy bracts can come in red, pink, white, cream, peach or even green and burgundy.   With the proper care, this houseplant can last long after Christmas and…

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Winter Watering

Winter Watering

Don't forget about your plants during the winter. If our winter weather gives us prolonged dry spells, then it's time to get out and water. Newly installed plants and lawns are especially vulnerable as are established evergreens. To ensure that…

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Sun Scald

Sun Scald

Wrap the trunks of newly planted maples during the winter months to prevent sunscald. Sun-scald occurs in the winter when the sun heats the bark on the southwest side of a tree, the tissue breaks dormancy, then when the sun…

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