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Cranberries

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Seems fitting that cranberries are the topic of this week's column, given the time of year. Cranberries have long been associated with the Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. Cranberries, once eaten only a couple times a year now they are found in the grocery isle just about any time of the year....

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Cold Temps, Snow Cover and Dormancy

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

While we are having our cold weather, it is great to see it come along with snow for our garden plants at least. Snow cover provides insulation from the drying winter sun and the extremes in air temperatures. After a fairly normal growing season this spring and summer, but the fall weather clearly lingered on. Those plants that needed a clear signal to go dormant may not have responded so this sno...

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Houseplants and Holiday Plant Care

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

We have all had our houseplants indoors from their summer locations outside now for several weeks and as I have seen already, some of those houseplants are showing up with insects on them. This past week spider mites have shown up on a variety of plants. Spider mites are very small mites that are most often found at the margins of leaves, at the base of the stem where they attach to the stems and...

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