14October 11, 2017

Many of the vegetable plants and many of the annual flowers that you planted in the spring are beginning to fade away. If you look closely you may find that some of the plants will be infected with some type of fungus disease. Leaves will have black or brown spots that may expand into leaves […]

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15October 4, 2017

Every spring, a few customers will come into the garden center looking for either tulip or daffodil bulbs. They have seen the nice display of blooms in someone’s yard and they would like to do the same thing. You can see the look of disappointment on their face when you tell them it is too […]

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16September 27, 2017

I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting hot and humid weather in late September. I have a feeling that our plants weren’t expecting it either. Time to get the hose out and water the plants. A customer came into the store the other day and she was commenting that her hardy mums never seem […]

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21August 24, 2017

  The end of August is near and that means that you have some chores to do. Let’s get started on the Honey Do list. If you have the tall bearded iris in your garden, you will notice that the rhizomes are about half way above the surface of the ground.

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33July 20, 2017

People often ask me how I come up with ideas for this weekly column. I tell people that when you get 6 people who come into the store with the same question concerning a problem in the garden, then I know it must be a widespread problem for many people. With that being said, this […]

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34July 13, 2017

Someone asked me last week if I had seen any Japanese beetles. So far, I have not seen any of these beetles. It could just mean that they are late in emerging from the soil. I would guess that, like last year, some people will be inundated with the beetles and some people will have […]

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36June 29, 2017

So, how does your garden grow? I have had a chance to talk to a lot of customers this week and, in the process, to get some feedback on how their gardens are doing at this point in time. It would appear that some people are having good luck with their plants growing and other […]

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39June 8, 2017

The extended cool and rainy weather looks to be followed by a heat wave early next week. This roller coaster weather will have some ramifications for our plants. Let’s try to figure out what can happen and see if there is anything you should be doing to protect your plants.

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9November 16, 2017

My guess is that we found out that it can be very cold in November. Not just cold temperatures, but record cold temperatures. The cold temperatures that we had killed off the rest of your annual flowers and any of your remaining vegetable plants.

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