Fall Bulb Info and Ideas

Fall Bulb Info and Ideas

I came across these two articles about bulbs recently and wanted to share them with you.  The first is about growing saffron crocus, which we have in stock this year: http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/SaffronCrocus.shtml And the second is about using bulbs a little more creatively: http://awaytogarden.com/how-to-plant-bulbs-creatively-with-chanticleers-jonathan-wright/ We still have a good selection of bulbs and supplies so you…

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Hosta Diseases

Hosta Diseases

I came across this great free publication about pests and diseases of Hostas recently and thought I’d share it with everyone.  You can download it from IA State here: Diseases and pests of hostas

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What is this white powdery stuff on my plants? Powdery mildew!

What is powdery mildew? This spring and early summer we encountered unseasonably cold and wet weather conditions which created a perfect environment for fungal diseases. Powdery mildew is one of the most common fungi that can affect just about any plant. It is easily recognized by its powder-like appearance on the leaves and stems of…

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New Perennials for 2013

During our spring open house a couple of weeks ago, I  spoke about  some of the new perennials for 2013.  For those who couldn’t make it out to the event, here’s the list and some information about them. Agastache ‘Tango’ – Hyssop – I’m a big fan of the various types of hyssop, so talking about this…

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Winter Reflection

Was your garden everything you hoped it would be this past year? Did each season have color and interest? Was there a focal point, great combinations and a variety of texture? Did each area of the garden function as anticipated (cutting garden, screen, retreat)? Did some perennials perform better than expected, others not as well? Is there…

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