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Whether prairie plant or pansy, native or ornamental, gain insight into all aspects of gardening & wildlife.

Browning on Colorado Blue Spruce 'Fat Albert'

I have a Colorado Blue Spruce 'Fat Albert'. I noticed last year that it wasn't looking good. I was out today looking at it, only to find that the needles in the whole heart of the tree seem to be turning black and falling off. Is there anything I can do to save it? Your description leads me to believe that it is Rhizosphaera needle cast, which is a fungal disea...

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How Can I Support Pollinators?

Posted by Kim Ellson - Gardening

What is the current buzz about pollinators? From the plight of the honeybee to the predicament of the Monarch butterfly, pollinators are increasingly in the news due to their drastic decline. The iconic honeybee and Monarch butterfly are however indicators of a far more widespread decline. There are over 4000 species of native bees and 700 species of butterflies in the...

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