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Hort in the Home Landscape

A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
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Preparing Your Trees for Winter

Trees have been suffering all summer long from drought stress and extreme heat. As a result it's particularly important this year that we prepare trees for winter by utilizing a couple of different methods. Evergreens in particular should be a large concern. The problem facing evergreens is dessiccation, or drying out from the wind or sun. It's going to be most important that evergreens...

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Utilizing Dried Flowers from your Garden

Just because the end of the gardening season is here, doesn't mean the time for enjoying your beautiful garden flowers is over. Why not bring those flowers indoors to enjoy? Drying is an excellent way to preserve flowers for years of enjoyment. There are a couple of different methods and tips to consider though. Harvesting: Flowers should be harvested at the rig...

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Don't Be Alarmed. It's Just Fall Needle Drop.

Does theĀ  white pine in your yard look like this right now? If so, no need to be alarmed. What some might confuse as needle dieback caused by some disease or environmental stress or even as fall color, is actually just the tree's natural fall needle drop. It can be a startling site, but around this time every year, many evergreens will shed their oldest needles. Although...

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