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    Late Winter Bird Feeding

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    It’s not too late: Many folks believe (because they heard it somewhere) that you should not feed the birds during the winter months. Nothing could be farther from the truth; especially if you enjoy having many varieties in your yard come springtime. In autumn many […]

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    Amazon Warriors of the Insect World

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    Last week we talked about the tiny “sap sucking” spider mites and how to control them; this week we’ll tackle one of the more interesting group of insect pests. When things get hot, Aphid populations explode! They’re the Amazon Warriors of the insect world. During […]

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    It’s a Buggy Season

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    This summer’s excessive heat and the accompanying arid conditions (our home in Gates has had a major rain deficit this summer) that many people are experiencing is really stressing us out; it’s stressing out our plants as well. Plants that are under stress will have […]

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    The Name Says It All – Stink Bug

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    Chances are good that Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have overwintered somewhere in your house and you’re just starting to see them. May be your attic, basement, closets, or crawl spaces, almost any place they can hide where it’s dark and cool.  This nuisance pest originated […]

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    Love Your Ash Tree?

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    The calendar has shown the passing of the Vernal Equinox (1st day of spring) at 12:15 PM EDT on March 20th just a short time ago; Mother Nature is fighting the spring like weather this season, but sooner or later it’ll come. There is an […]

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    How to Identify Common Garden Insects & Plant Diseases

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    Summer is here and now that you’ve got your gardens planted, ’tis the season for animal pests, insects, and disease to become more visible, and more destructive — Mother Nature likes to give us all a challenge from time to time! But never fear! Our […]

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    How to Avoid Common Cucumber Problems

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    Cucumbers are one of our favorite garden treats.  We love the crunch and freshness of cucumber in a summer salad, adding raw cucumber slices to water for a refreshing summer drink, pickling them with fresh dill and spices… the list goes on! However, we know sometimes cucumber plants can present issues […]

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    Are you ready for Hummingbirds?

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    It is always fun and exciting to spot a hummingbird here in Rochester, and that time is almost upon us again.  Though there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world and 12 that spend their summers in North America, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the […]

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    All About Rain Gardens

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    Rain gardens are an easy-to-maintain, beautiful, and useful addition to the home landscape, but as a relatively new theme in gardening, we’ve found that a lot of folks don’t know why they’d plant one, or even what a rain garden is!  So here are the […]

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    Add Some Glow to Your Garden

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    We’ve had quite the string of gorgeous summer days so far this year, but the nights have also been pretty delightful.  Listening to tree frogs and chirping insects is a distinctly summer evening sound, and where better to enjoy it than in a moonlight garden?  […]

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