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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.
2014-08-14 13 06 57

Urban Tree Decline

Posted by Candice Hart - Trees

The vast majority of calls into out help desks and hotlines this summer have been tree questions, many of them in urban settings. And that's for good reason. Urban trees have to tolerate a lesser than ideal location in many cases. Many people are aware of the environmental and psychological benefits that these urban street trees impart on our small towns and large cities, but it's not u...

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2015-06-30 17 46 56

Plant of the Week: Dahlias

This summer I devoted an entire raised bed to growing dahlias and it's been lovely! Dahlias ( Dahlia sp. ) are an excellent cut flower which is why I love to grow them. Flower colors are various and foliage colors can be shades of green, but some varieties have darker foliages which provide a great contrast to the brightly colored flowers:...

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