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It's Time to Watch for Tomato Problems!

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It's Time to Watch for Tomato Problems!
OK, go ahead and admit it, I think we all do it! We compare notes and info with our friends, coworkers, relatives, and neighbors to find out who picked that first ripe tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum ).  It's been a cool start this year but by now tomatoes should be starting to ripen.  Every gardener has their “tricks” when it comes to winning the race.  Some gardeners purchase a plant that already has some blossoms or small fruits on it, but is that really fair...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: tomato , disease , help , problems | Comments (0) | View Count: (1617)

Hosta-Great for Shade but Sometimes Holey!

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Hosta-Great for Shade  but Sometimes Holey!
If you’re looking for a great herbaceous perennial that has it “made in the shade”, there are numerous species and cultivars of Hosta to fill that need and enlighten the landscape. Hostas are primarily grown for their diversity in leaf size, coloration, texture and shape, but the beauty of their flowers may also be a consideration when choosing a hosta. Flowers, sometimes fragrant, range in colors from white to shades of lavender and purple. Our Plant Finder pages will ...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: hosta , shade , slugs , snails , problems | Comments (0) | View Count: (1501)
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As you might expect we in Gardening Help are frequently asked to recommend good plants for the area. Several years ago, to assist with this, we began polling area nursery staff and horticulture professionals on the best plants for the St. Louis area. They provided us with a great list of plants that we call our “Tried and Trouble-free” plants.  Some plants were recommended by several professionals and other by just a few. You have always been able to search for these plan...
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