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Author: Jennifer Gibson

Gift Ideas for Gardeners!

  Most of us have a gardener in our lives and they may or may not feel like planting that perfect plant this time of year. So here are some gift ideas for gardeners, some enhance gardens, some pamper gardeners, and some make gardening easier.  Some just let them know you understand and appreciate how… Read more »

Rose Rosette Virus Identification and Control

  What is Rose Rosette Virus? One of our beloved landscape plants, the rose, has been increasingly affected by this virus, which is spread by tiny wind transferred mites.  Symptoms include thickened stem growth, excessive thorns, witches’ broom growth at end of stems, branch die-back, discolored and distorted leaves. The above image shows the excessive… Read more »

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Treating with Preemerge

Learn how and when to treat lawn areas and landscape beds with pre emerge. Pre emerge prevents weed seeds from germinating.

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How to Use a Broadcast Spreader

In order for lawn chemicals to work properly, you have to apply them properly!  Start by figuring out how many square feet your lawn by multiplying length times width.  Read the chemical bag to find out how much to apply per square foot.  If your spreader type is listed on the bag then it’s simple! … Read more »

All About Hellebore; the Lenten Rose

Learn all about hellebore plants in this post; from where to plant to how to plant, from the right fertilizer to all about the blooms.

Meet the Pansy Family!

Pansies are the most commonly planted fall and winter annual in our area and for very good reason.  Pansies bloom from fall into next spring, all the way through time to plant warm season annuals.  They offer a large variety of color choices and offer a variety of bloom colors and interesting features.  Care is… Read more »

All About ‘Red Rocket’ Pennisetum

  It’s here; the season when ornamental grasses are the stars of the landscape, with their eye-catching plumes waving in the cool breeze!  We have many different varieties to choose from… and right now, our favorite is ‘Red Rocket’ Pennisetum.  And bonus, our current selection of ‘Red Rocket’ (September/ October 2022) was grown right here… Read more »