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How to Change Hydrangea Color

Hydrangeas are a popular flowering shrub in the landscape with showy flowers in late spring through early summer. Hydrangeas …

Squash Bugs and Eggs

Lookout for Squash Bugs

Squash is a popular summer vegetable we often try to grow in our gardens. However, one challenge when growing …

Container Gardening

May Gardening Tips

May is here and our gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in your …

Root bound spider plant

How to Repot a Houseplant

Many people have houseplants in the home or office to make an indoor area more pleasant and attractive. Eventually …

Spring Backyard Landscape

April Gardening Tips

Spring is in the air and we gardeners are ready to see our gardens flourish. April is gardening month …

Covered Raised Bed

Care for Cold Damaged Plants

A couple of weekends ago we dealt with a winter chill with some low night temperatures. March is usually …

Orange Zinnia Flowers

Don't Plant Too Early!

I believe many of us would agree that we are ready for spring. As we begin getting some spring …

Swiss Chard in Raised Beds

March Gardening Tips

Lawns Avoid the urge to fertilize your warm-season lawns. Fertilize in the summer when they are actively growing. Fertilizing lawns …

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

What's Blooming in February

Even though we are still in the midst of winter during the month of February, we can start to …

Hand Pruners

February Gardening Tips

During the winter season we gardeners usually do not spend much time outside in our gardens. However, it won’t …


What's Blooming in January

One goal for an attractive garden is to have some color interest at all times of the year. In …

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Rose Pest Management Calendar

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Rhododendron Pest Management Calendar

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Pyracantha Pest Management Calendar

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The Oak Pest Management Calendar

Oak Pest Management Calendar

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