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Fragrant Trees and Shrubs
Friday December 06
Fragrance, though usually associated with flowers, is also a potential feature of the leaves, fruits, and even wood of trees and shrubs.
Deer Resistant Plants
Saturday November 30
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 November 22
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 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…

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Holly
Tuesday December 10
Many of the holly species are widely used as ornamental plants in temperate/European gardens and parks. Moreover, many hundreds of hybrids and cultivars have been developed for garden use, among them the very popular "Highclere holly",and the "blue holly." The cultivar Blue Prince has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Hollies are often used for hedges; the spiny leaves make them difficult to penetrate, and they take well to pruning and shaping.  Wikipedia
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

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