Identifying Hosta Diseases and Pests

Hostas are remarkably resilient plants that have become a mainstay of the shade garden. When the basic needs of the plant are met: protection from direct sun (most varieties), ample watering, regular fertilization and division of mature stands, hostas are, …

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Keeping Potted Mums Alive

Question: Each fall, I purchase pots of blooming mums to add to my fall garden. They are supposed to be hardy, but many fail to survive the winter. What should I do?

With the “unofficial” start to summer under our belts and hopefully some quality and enjoyable time in the garden/yard over Memorial Day weekend, it’s hard not to think about spending as much time as possible outdoors. As you think of ways …

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Spring Cleaning Sale

Free yourself from the dreaded cabin fever that seems to appear at this “in between” time of the year by picking up past issues of Horticulture magazine! We’ve done a little spring cleaning and discovered a few extra copies of …

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Winter Plants

I wanted to thank NereidNina, the I-Tunes listener, for reminding me to do a task that is critical to you, our listeners. Chris Hansen and I talked about a number of winter trees, shrubs and perennials but I failed to …

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