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Soil
Friday October 16
Soil is made up of particles of different sizes. Sand particles are the largest. Water drains quickly from a sandy soil, and nutrients can quickly be washed away. Clay particles are the smallest, visible only through a microscope. Water penetrates clay very slowly, and drains away…
Shade Levels
Friday October 02
Buildings, trees, fences, the time of day, and the time of year influence the amount of light that gets unto your garde,. Light levels are often divided in to four categories for gardening purposes: full sun, partial shade (partial sun,) light shade, and full shade.
Bonsai
Friday September 18
Bonsai is the art of developing miniature versions of larger trees and landscapes.
Enhancing Winter Landscaping
Friday September 04
Bark is one of the most overlooked features of trees and shrubs.
Fragrant Trees and Shrubs
Friday August 21
Fragrance, though usually associated with flowers, is also a potential feature of the leaves, fruits, and even wood of trees and shrubs.

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Redbud
Tuesday October 20
Cercis canadensis, the eastern redbud, is a large deciduousshrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Ontario, south to northern Florida but which can thrive as far west as California. It is the state tree of Oklahoma.
Beautyberry
Tuesday October 13
The fruit of Beautyberry is a berry, 2–5 mm diameter and pink to red-purple with a highly distinctive metallic lustre, are very conspicuous in clusters on the bare branches after the leaves fall. The berries last well into the winter or dry season and are an important survival food for birds and other animals, though they will not eat them until other sources are depleted. The berries are highly astringent but are made into wine and jelly. - Wikipedia
Holly
Tuesday October 06
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
Paw Paw
Tuesday September 29
The pawpaw is a patch-forming (clonal) understory tree found in well-drained, deep, fertile bottomland and hilly upland habitat, with large, simple leaves.
Limelight Hydrangea
Tuesday September 22
Hydrangea paniculata, the panicled hydrangea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceaenative to southern and eastern China, Korea, Japan and Russia (Sakhalin). It was first formally described by Philipp Franz von Siebold in 1829. - Wikipedia

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