Plants

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Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

  Herb growers and pesto lovers are feeling a bit stressed the past few years due to the increasing pervasiveness of basil downy mildew (BDM). Sweet basil plants, those most cherished by gardeners, are the most susceptible to the disease. …

We Love Royal Red Salvia

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More and more gardeners are looking for plants that bring many benefits to the garden. Plants cannot just look good; we want them to be easy to care for, deer resistant, drought tolerant and attractive to birds and butterflies.

‘Sundenia Red’ is a Plant We Love

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‘Sundenia Red’ dipladenia boasts the large mandevilla flowers that gardeners love but on a compact, manageable plant. The flowers of ‘Sundenia Red’ are 3 to 5 inches in diameter, double the size of a typical dipladenia. Large blooms, rich colors …

Plants We Love- ‘Dazzling Magic’

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We added ‘Dazzling Magic’ to our Plants We Love list for its soft red petals that are accentuated with strokes of mellow orange. Each petal, and therefore every flower of ‘Dazzling Magic’, is unique. Fair warning—it is easy to become …

We Love ‘Goldhill’ Golden Aster

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We love ‘Goldhill’ for its easy-going nature and ability to brighten garden spaces. This drought-tolerant plant works well at the edge of the border, in raised gardens and in low-water gardens. The gray, fuzzy foliage is accentuated throughout the season with …

Growing Cool-Season Edible

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Cool-Season Crops: • Thrive when daytime temperatures are between 65 – 80 degrees and the nighttime temperatures stay above 40 degrees. • Many cool-season vegetables can tolerate a light frost. • Plant cool-season seedlings 2 to 4 weeks before the …

Growing Dessert

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We love black sapote (Diospyros nigra) because how can you not love a plant that fits in a tiny space, is at home in a container and produces a healthy fruit that tastes like chocolate? The fruit is low in …