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Pest Control Recipe
Friday November 15
A recipe for a "compost tea" pest control method.
Problems and Pests
Friday November 08
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 the…
Propagating From Mound Layering
Friday November 01
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 October 25
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…
Propagating From Cuttings
Friday October 18
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 take…

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Japanese Maple
Tuesday November 19
Acer palmatum, commonly known as red emperor maple, palmate maple, Japanese maple or smooth Japanese-maple (Japanese: irohamomiji, イロハモミジ, or momiji, 紅葉), is a species of woody plant native to Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their large variety of attractive forms, leaf shapes, and spectacular colors.  Wikipedia
Sweet Gum Tree
Tuesday November 12
In the carpentry industry, the timber is referred to as satin walnut and is one of the most important materials for plywood manufacturers. It is used for furniture, interior trim, railroad ties, cigar boxes, crates, flooring, barrels, woodenware, and wood pulp. It is also used for veneer for plywood. The wood is very compact and fine-grained, the heartwood being reddish, and, when cut into planks, marked transversely with blackish belts. Sweetgum is used principally for lumber, veneer, plywood, slack cooperage, fuel, and pulpwood.  Wikipedia
Ginkgo Tree
Tuesday November 05
Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or gingko (both pronounced /ˈɡɪŋkoʊ/), also known as the maidenhair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated, and was cultivated early in human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food. Wikipedia
Red Maple
Monday October 28
Acer rubrum, the red maple, also known as swamp, water or soft maple, is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern and central North America. The U.S. Forest service recognizes it as the most abundant native tree in eastern North America.Wikipedia
Sugar Maple
Monday October 21
The Sugar Maple is one of the most important Canadian trees, being, with the black maple, the major source of sap for making maple syrup. In maple syrup production from Acer saccharum, the sap is extracted from the trees using a tap placed into a hole drilled through the phloem, just inside the bark. The collected sap is then boiled. As the sap boils, the water is evaporated off and the syrup left behind. Forty gallons of maple sap are required to be boiled to produce only 1 gallon of pure syrup. - Wikipedia

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