I guess it’s time for me to finally admit that summer is really over. As I write this on a chilly, wet day, I’m looking out the window at a lawn covered in russet colored leaves, pots of mums and pumpkins hanging from the trees. When we had that last blast of 80 degree weather a […]
Images via White Flower Farm Watch for common pests and diseases. Borers may be present if Dahlia stems show breakage and wilting. Keep weeds away from the planting, and cut off and destroy any larvae-infested stems. Use a insecticidal soap or Neem to kill aphids. A bacterial or fungal agent may be present if stems […]
On the left is the remains of the Hydrangea macrophylla beside the Hakonechloa macra “All Gold.” On the right, the Hibiscus moscheutos “Pink Cloud,” commonly known as Rose Mallow, is breathtaking against the blue sky. By the time you read this, it will be the end of the first week in September and hopefully the […]
What can I say about annuals? I used to think I didn’t like them; I would go so far as to advise clients against planting them. Since you had to re-buy and re-plant them every year, I really felt they were a waste of money and time. When I compared them to the return visits […]
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