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Managing Mistletoe in Trees


You may have seen Mistletoe hung in doorways over these past few weeks. It is a traditional holiday decoration, but when it's growing on trees in the landscape, this parasitic plant may not seem quite as charming. There are two types of mistletoe:...

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Dormant sprays can help reduce pests and disease in fruit trees

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If you have a fruit tree, you know that gardeners are not the only ones who enjoy the bounty of the harvest.  There are many pests — such as scales, aphids and mites –that feast on the tender plant parts and these same pests overwinter...

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:10 PM

What's Old is New Again


A very basic concept has sparked an exciting revolution with this generation, but it is far from new. Upcycling is the act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new function. Some of the best examples of modern-day...

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:23 PM

Inspecting Your Trees for Hazards

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Storm damaged trees are something many homeowners will have to deal with at some point. This last storm brought with it some pretty powerful winds and with that many downed fences and trees. For some, it may be too late to inspect trees for potential...

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:19 PM

Worms Turn Food Waste Into Garden Gold


One of the best ways to improve your soil and plant health is to apply compost, which is decomposed organic matter full of beneficial microbes. However, managing a pile takes time, space, a strong back, and the right kinds of organic materials to achieve...

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:40 AM
Tags: garden gold (1), vermicompost (1), worm (1)

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