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What Can I Plant Here?

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What Can I Plant Here?
Beginning this month we are kicking off a new series of Visual Guides. This series, called our ProblemSolver Plants, will focus on good plants for problem locations in your home garden. A new ProblemSolver Plants Visual Guide will be débuted roughly once a month. The first in the series is “ProblemSolver Plants for Dry Shade”. As you might expect, we receive many questions at our Plant Doctor desk and through our Horticulture Answer Service on what will grow in this harsh sit...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: dry , shade , plant selection , visual guides | Comments (0) | View Count: (1152)
Chrysanthemums add  Seasonal Beauty to the Fall Landscape!
Fall seems to be in full swing! Crisp cool nights, warm sunny days, clear blue skies; yes fall is in full swing. Additionally, the changing colorful landscape and the beauty of fallen leaves are all contributing to a great fall season. Mother Nature provides part of the changing landscape, but you can enjoy some additional color and enjoyment by adding some garden mums (Chrysanthemum) to your landscape. The mum has always been synonymous with fall and hybridization has done wonders to br...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: chrysanthemum , mum , pinching | Comments (0) | View Count: (869)

Tropicals Shiver with Tumbling Temperatures!

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Tropicals Shiver with  Tumbling Temperatures!
In the fall of the year, at the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, a lot of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are inquires about the proper methods to overwinter some of those favorites that have been outdoors for the summer. Bringing houseplants indoors requires some advanced preparation and this linked FAQ will provide you with the details of preparing the plants for the trip indoors and some of the environmental adjustments the plant will go thru as it adjusts to ...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: tropicals , indoor plants , caladium , storing bulbs , canna | Comments (0) | View Count: (1148)