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Purchasing Trees and Shrubs
Friday March 27
Woody plants are available to purchase in 3 forms. Bare-root, balled-and-burlaped (B&B), and container.
Growing Out-of-Zone Plants
Friday March 13
Here are some tips for growing out-of-zone plants:
Exposure
Friday February 28
Exposure is a very important consideration in all gardens that include woody plants. 
Soil pH
Friday February 21
Another aspect of soil that is important to consider is the pH, or the measure of the acidity. 
Drainage
Friday February 14
Drainage can be improved in very wet areas by tilling and adding organic matter to the soil, or by building raised beds. 

Plant Of The Week

Inkberry
Tuesday March 31
Dried and roasted inkberry leaves were first used by Native Americans to brew a black tea-like drink, hence the sometimes used common name of Appalachian tea for this shrub. - Wikipedia.
Pieris
Wednesday March 11
Pieris is a genus of seven species of shrubs in the family Ericaceae, native to mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia, eastern North America and Cuba. 
Lenten Rose
Wednesday March 11
The most popular hellebores for garden use are H. orientalis and its colourful hybrids (H. × hybridus).
Magnolia
Tuesday March 03
The flowers of many species are considered edible. In parts of England, the petals of M. grandiflora are pickled and used as a spicy condiment. 
Helleborus
Tuesday February 25
Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. 

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