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Deer Resistant Plants
Friday August 07
There may be hope for your landscape after deer damage and decimate your plants. This list is filled with plants that experts agree are bothered less by deer than are many others. Techniques for preventing deer from eating your landscape plants range from installing electrified…
Arborvitae
Friday July 24
Large varieties of arborvitae make excellent specimen trees, and smaller cultivars can be used in foundation plantings, shrub borders, and formal and informal hedges. 
Pest Control Recipe
Friday July 10
A recipe for a "compost tea" pest control method.
Problems and Pests
Friday June 26
There are four steps in effective and responsible pest management. Cultural controls are far and away the most important. Physical controls should be attempted next, followed by biological controls. Resort to chemical controls only when the first three possibilities have been exhausted.  Cultural controls are…
Propagating From Cuttings
Friday June 26
The easiest cutting propagation method for trees and shrubs is to start cuttings taken in the late summer or early fall from new, but mature, growth that has not yet become completely woody. These are called semi-ripe, semi-mature, or semi-hardwood cuttings. Follow these steps to…

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Coneflower
Tuesday August 04
'Echinacea' is derived from Greek, meaning 'spiny one', in reference to the spiny sea urchins 'εχίνοι'. 'Purpurea' means 'reddish-purple'. Originally named Rudbeckia purpurea by Linnaeus in 1753 in Species plantarum 6 , it was reclassified in 1794 by Conrad Moench , in a new genus named Echinacea purpurea (L.). - Wikipedia
Black Eyed Susan
Tuesday July 28
Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan, is a North American flowering plant in the sunflower family, native to Eastern and Central North America and naturalized in the Western part of the continent as well as in China. It has now been found in all 10 Canadian Provinces and all 48 of the states in the contiguous United States. - Wikipedia
Baptisia
Monday June 15
Baptisia is a genus in the legume family, Fabaceae. They are flowering herbaceous perennial plants with pea-like flowers, followed by pods, which are sometimes inflated. They are native to woodland and grassland in eastern and southern North America. The species most commonly found in cultivation is B. australis. - Wikipedia Listen to "Baptisia" on Spreaker.
Kousa Dogwood
Tuesday June 09
Cornus kousa is a small deciduous tree 8–12m (26–39 ft) tall, in the family Cornaceae. Common names include kousa, kousa dogwood, Chinese dogwood, Korean dogwood, and Japanese dogwood. Synonyms are Benthamia kousa and Cynoxylon kousa. It is a plant native to East Asia including Korea, China and Japan. Widely cultivated as an ornamental, it is naturalized in New York State. - Wikipedia
Allium
Wednesday June 03
Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives. The generic nameAllium is the Latin word for garlic, and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means "cultivated garlic." - Wikipedia

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