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Author: Jennifer Gibson

Fall Armyworm Control in Arkansas

They may be called fall armyworms but they usually show up during July in central and southern Arkansas.  We are seeing fall armyworm damage right now, late July, here in Little Rock. As with most pests, it’s helpful to understand the life cycle, preferred plant hosts and symptoms in order to better control the pest.… Read more »

Growing Limelight Hydrangeas in Arkansas

What is a paniculata hydrangea? This post is really about growing tips for all panicle (Hydrangea paniculata) hydrangeas but we thought this title would catch your attention since Limelight is the most popular one right now! These hydrangeas have blooms in panicles, which means a branched indeterminate inflorescence, which forms a cone shaped flower head.… Read more »

Growing Your Houseplant Family

Propagation is the process of producing more plants; it can be through seed germination, or vegetative methods such as cuttings or division. There are several other methods as well but these are the most accessible methods for gardeners. With houseplants, propagation is usually through one of the vegetative methods, meaning a plant is grown from… Read more »

All About Butterfly Bush

A Pollinators Dream Plant If you’re looking to attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden with a consistent blooming plant then look no further than the butterfly bush! The lovely butterfly bush is a genus of woody flowering perennial that grow appealing fragrant flower spikes that are known to attract pollinators from late spring… Read more »

Using Natural Shrubbery Around Your Property

Even if you love your neighbors, you can still want a barrier dividing your property from theirs. Looking for a beautiful, natural way to provide some privacy? Here are Gregg’s suggestions for you. Gregg recommends the arborvitae to use as a natural fence. They can be purchased when they’ve already grown 10 ft. tall, so… Read more »

Poison Ivy and Garden Grub Treatments

Gregg and Jeff are exploring certain garden nuisances that find their way into most yards, and talking about what you can do to stop them. Common Garden and Yard Problems There are some insects and weeds that find their way into most all garden spaces. Let’s look at a few common problems and some things… Read more »

Summer Landscape Pests

We have been seeing a little bit of everything this summer.  One thing is for sure, due to our warm, damp spring, and fairly mild summer, plant diseases and detrimental insect populations have flourished throughout landscapes in central Arkansas.  It’s time to walk through your landscape and address issues before the heat sets in and… Read more »