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Plant for a Cool Location!

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Plant for a Cool Location!
Are you looking for a cool flowering plant for the holidays that will keep on giving well into the new year? If so, cyclamen can be a “cool” choice. The slang and/or informal definitions of “cool” are good indicators of what the cyclamen plant is all about. From its variegated /speckled, heart shaped leaves to the unique flowers that rise above the foliage and range in color from white to pink, red and even purple, this is one neat plant. Given the right indoor l...
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Long-blooming Perennials for Your Garden

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Long-blooming Perennials for Your Garden
Winter is upon us but this is a great time to begin planning for color in your garden next year. As you might expect, we at the Plant Doctor Desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening get many inquiries into plants that will be in continous bloom in their garden. Although we don't know of any plants that are always in bloom there certainly are many perennials that have a very long season of bloom. Our newest Visual Guide - Long-blooming Perennials address this need. This, along with a new feat...
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Sunday Snow Brings Damage to Plants!

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Sunday Snow Brings Damage to Plants!
Sunday’s snow has piled up on trees and shrubs in the area and in some cases has already resulted in broken branches or crushed plants. Snow is a good insulating for plant roots but when it builds up on branches, especially arborvitae, pines and other evergreens it can cause damage. Often times the best advice is just let the snow melt naturally but, with care, sometimes snow that hasn’t hardened on the plant can be gently brushed off. Here is more information on dealing with ice and...
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Posted in: Spring, Winter | Tags: arborvitae , snow , weather damage , trees | Comments (0) | View Count: (1714)
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