Save Our Shrubs
Understanding how plants typically react to sudden low temps and following a few simple steps can help save some shrubs from an untimely death.
The Disease Triangle
Three conditions must be present for a plant to fall victim to disease. Learn what they are, then clean up your garden properly so it can enjoy a healthy 2016 growing season.
Preparing Plants for Winter
Have you tempted fate and goaded Mother Nature by adding some much-loved plants to your landscape that aren’t really supposed to survive winters in your hardiness zone? (It’s okay – we’ve all done that.) Now you cherish those marginally-hardy gems, so you’ll need to prepare them for the rigors of the coming season. With just a few precautions and some regular garden maintenance before the snow flies, you can help your plants survive the cold reality of winter and continue to enjoy their seasonal beauty for years to come.
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All About Scale
Scales don’t really look like insects, so they’re often missed. Learn how to identify what they are, the damage they cause and how to control these garden pests.
Asian Lady Beetle
Everyone loves ladybugs, and they can be found everywhere. Alas, this particular species is starting to become a nuisance – not in the garden, but inside homes.
D’oh! A Deer!
Using deer-resistant plants is one way to keep Bambi out of your garden, but if you can’t live without your hostas, hydrangeas and roses, you need a Plan B.