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How To Prune Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea is a beautiful and useful climber, but it can get crazy on you if you let it. It is deciduous, but considered a 4 season plant mainly because: It has lush dark green leaves. It flowers white in early summer. It has bright yellow fall color and cinnamon colored exfoliating bark. As you […]

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Canker – What It Is And What To Do About It

A canker is a sunken, dead area on a branch, stem or trunk. It is a symptom like leaf spot, wilt or dieback, and it is caused by one or more disease causing agents. They attack tissue cells and cause decay. These disease causing agents are either fungi or bacteria. Fungi reproduce by spores, and […]

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Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful

Meserve Hybrid Hollies This is a group of hybridized hollies.  They were developed by “crossing” other holly types to produce cold-hardy plants with beautiful foliage – 2 noble goals. The term blue holly represents several hollies within the Meserve Holly group.  I do have my favorites, but each one has its own beauty especially when […]

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Planting And Arranging Fall Mums

Today I planted and arranged fall flowers at my house.  While rushing to get that chore done so I could move on to the next, it hit me.  Maybe some of you folks could use some tips on this. How can I work underneath a wide plant and keep my sanity? Right?  It can be […]

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