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  • Aphid

    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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    Watering: A Goldilocks Dilemma

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    Proper watering is just about the most difficult challenge that gardeners face; especially this year with summer weather bringing record breaking heat and arid conditions that has lasted several weeks.   How a rain event works! When asked how often to water, or how much, I […]

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  • Vegetable Garden Talk

    The Time Has Finally Arrived To Plant Your Summer Vegetables

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    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and as everyone will tell you this is the time to plant your tomato and other vegetable seedlings. There are several important items to remember when planting tomatoes as well as other fruiting vegetables. Always plant into warmed soils. […]

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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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    2018: Year of the Tulip

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    The National Garden Bureau has named 2018 the Year of the Tulip! There’s not a doubt in my mind why the tulip was selected. Tulips are a flagship spring bulb that really announce spring is here and winter is over! It’s the light at the […]

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    Take Advantage of the Cold Wet Spring!

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    We are way behind last year as far as our spring temperatures are concerned.   Many things that occur in Nature are directly dependent upon temperature. Insects emerging from the soil, eggs hatching, crabgrass and other weeds germinating, flowers and leaves appearing on your shrubs […]

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    Herbs: Are You Going To Scarborough Fair?

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    I’m sure you remember the famous Simon & Garfunkel version of the old English ballad Scarborough Fair. It contains the refrain “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” which was also the title of their well received 1966 album. These famous lyrics immortalized these four widely grown […]

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    Got Moss in Your Yard?

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    A yearly spring problem that virtually everyone has is an explosion of moss and other like weeds in lawns, ornamental beds, flower and vegetable gardens. This is due to the previous years above average precipitation. The reports of a moss invasion were everywhere last year […]

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    How To Avoid Common Seed Starting Problems

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    Growing plants from seed is fun and easy but even experienced gardeners can sometimes run into problems. Here are some common seed starting issues and possible solutions for them. Light: Providing adequate light is critical to growing sturdy seedlings. Grow lights can supplement your natural […]

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