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An Excellent Package of Fringe Benefits

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An Excellent Package of Fringe Benefits
A package of excellent fringe benefits often puts “the frosting on the cake” when it comes to a great job. How nice it would be if you could just pick from a menu to select the fringe benefits you would like in your “job package”. When it comes to your landscape, you can select the type of plant you want and enjoy some excellent “fringe benefits” from those selections. After the long winter we just experienced and continuing with the expanding spring, the fr...
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Dealing With Too Much Rain

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Dealing With Too Much Rain
With all the rain that we had in the last part of April, a lot of the questions that we’ve had at the Plant Doctor Desk lately have been related to plant problems caused by extended wet weather. In addition to the some of the problems in the linked FAQ message, plants in soggy wet soils often exhibit some of the same symptoms as those in drought conditions. Such was the case with a number of vegetable plants in my garden that were “wilting” on the first sunny day after all the...
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Great Boadleaf Evergeens for the Area

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Great Boadleaf Evergeens for the Area
Azaleas and rhododendrons are just days away from beginning their month-long display and gardener's thoughts often turn to them and other broadleaf evergreens this time of year. Not only for their splash of color but also for their winter foliage. Other good choices for broadleaf evegreens for our area are hollies and boxwoods. Tried & True (T&T) plants are those that have been selected by area plant professionals whose experience has shown that the particular plants have done wel...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: azalea , rhododendron , broadleaf evergreens , tried and true , boxwood , holly | Comments (0) | View Count: (1703)