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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Holiday Gifts for the Gardener in the Family

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Shopping for the gardener in the family this holiday season? There are more gardening tools out there than you can imagine. There are tools for the vegetable garden, flower beds, trees, shrubs and evergreens. And, there are tools for every job in the yard. When choosing a gift, consider giving a tool that has several uses. For example, hand pruners can be used on our ornamentals, in the...

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Time to Protect Plants in the Landscape

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

We have been enjoying mild late fall temperatures and our plants have been slow to respond to the normal signals to go dormant. Trees and shrubs finally received the message, yet our lawns remain pretty green and maybe even needed one more mowing before the big snow. There are some landscape plants that have always needed a bit of help to get through the winter with limited damage. Whether bra...

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What's your favorite holiday gift plant?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

If you said the poinsettia, you would be in good company as do most of us. Since 1825 when the poinsettia was introduced from Mexico, it has been the traditional Christmas holiday gift plant. With good care inside the home, poinsettias can last for several weeks to several months in our homes. Just like our other houseplants, holiday plants have their own needs if you want to them to la...

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