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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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Posted in: Winter | Tags: cyclamen , indoor p , holiday plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (1194)

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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A Thanksgiving Meal for Your Cool-season Lawn!

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A Thanksgiving Meal  for Your Cool-season Lawn!
Mid November- it’s the time when thoughts turn to Thanksgiving dinner, visits, and even the upcoming winter. It's also a great time to think about giving a nice “meal” to your cool-season lawn as your “thanks” for turning so nice and green again. A good “meal” now and your lawn will reward you with strength and beauty in 2014. All turfgrasses should be fertilized during their most active period of growth. For warm-season grasses such as zoysia, tha...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: fertilizing , lawns , cool season lawns | Comments (0) | View Count: (534)