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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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How To Prune Gold Coast Juniper

This Gold Coast Juniper is planted a bit close to the walkway, but for a reason.  The walkway traverses along the precipice of a steep slope.  There isn’t much room near the path to plant and we wanted a dense planting to discourage people from going near the slope’s drop-off. Gold Coast Juniper is a […]

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Make Your Planting Design Simple And Practical

This simple planting design covers a number of key considerations when planning a landscape. What is the main purpose of the planting design? How much and what “level” of care will be given to this landscape? How will the gardens look throughout the year? What’s the purpose for this planting design? Sometimes there is an […]

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How To Prune Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety and E. Gold’

Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ and ‘Emerald Gold’ are 2 very common shrubs.  In many ways the two are similar in form.  You’ll often see both used as a low, mounded shrub either at the front of a garden or as an area groundcover. Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ has the distinct capability to climb when planted next to […]

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