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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…
Propagating From Mound Layering
Friday June 12
Mound layering a simple way to propagate low, shrubby plants. With this technique, the shrub is partially buried in a mound of well drained soil mix. The buries stems will then sprout roots along their lengths. This method can provides many new plants with little…
Propagating From Ground Layering
Friday May 29
Layering, and ground layering in particular, is the easiest method and the one most likely to produce successful results. Layering allows future cuttings to form their own roots before being detached from the parents plant. In ground layering, a section of a flexible branch is…
When To Plant
Friday May 15
For the most part, trees and shrubs can be planted at any time of year, though some seasons are better for the plants and more convenient than others.  Spring is a very good time to plant. It gives the tree or shrub an entire growing…

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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
Peony
Tuesday May 26
Peonies are among the most popular garden plants in temperate regions. Herbaceous peonies are also sold as cut flowers on a large scale, although generally only available in late spring and early summer.
Lilac
Tuesday May 12
Syringa (lilac) is a genus of 12 currently recognized species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere.

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