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Of Weeds and Worts

Question:  There are a lot of plants with the term “weed” in their name; some are sold in nurseries and... more

​PUTTING A STOP TO BOTANICAL CRUELTY

As I drive around cities and towns in late winter, I witness crimes of the botanical kind, most often committed... more

What's up with lichens on trees and shrubs?

When gardeners see lichen growing on the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs they usually get worried. After all,... more

Simplifying Seed Catalog Lingo

​Q: This time of year I start getting gardening catalogs galore in my mailbox. I enjoy reading through them, looking... more

Boxwood Blight Updates

Boxwood blight was recently detected in a retail garden center in Alabama. There is also a possibility that infected boxwood... more

Managing Snow and Ice in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Excessive weight of snow and ice can cause damage or even destroy greenhouses and high tunnels. Ice and snow together... more

Grow Good for your Heart Food

Question:  February is such a curious month for Southerners.  St. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of it, when... more

Is It Time Yet?

​Q. Last fall, I purchased a home with a very beautiful, established landscape.  While I am pretty confident about my... more

Plant a Tree!

Back in 1965, the Byrds released a record, written by Pete Seeger entitled, "Turn! Turn!  Turn!" I am sure many... more

Hold on to Your Hat - More Winter on the Way

Question:  When temperatures dropped to single digits recently, I worried about several plants in my yard.  A neighbor advised me to... more


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