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Flowers, Fruits, and Frass

Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
March 22 Stachys officinalis cv Hummelo - Betony  Elizabeth Wahle  1

The Perennial Plant of the Year Is...

The Perennial Plant Association chooses a perennial plant of the year using the following criteria: It must be suitable for a wide range of climatic conditions, be low maintenance, have pest and disease resistance, be readily available in the industry and have multiple seasons of interest or excellent foliage attributes. Past winners have been Allium 'Millenium,' Butterfly weed and Japanese ane...

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March 15 Raised Bed Gardening Allsup

Raised Beds: Benefits and Considerations

With a little spring preparation, your garden season can be more rewarding than ever: raised beds simply make gardening vegetables and herbs easier. When gardeners choose to grow in raised beds, the soil stays looser which means the roots are happier. And every gardener knows happy roots means happy shoots. The soil also warms up faster and stays warmer; this helps with germinating seed...

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March 01 Hydrangea quercifolia cv Brido SNOW FLAKE 068 Wahle
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Hydrangea, Part 1: Panicled and Oakleaf

Posted by Kelly Allsup -

Hydrangeas have long held the eyes of gardeners and landscapers for their bigger-than-life ornamental appeal. This horticulturist planted two hydrangeas in the landscape within a few months of buying a house. Hydrangeas have what most horticulturists call multi-season appeal and if you are a gardener who has experienced fading daffodil and tulip foliage, or the yellowing foliage of daylilies at...

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