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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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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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Strange and Wonderful Fungi

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Strange and Wonderful Fungi
In our gardening environment molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms and puffballs are all contributors to some our more frequently encountered Common Garden Pests and Problems. All of these are caused by fungi, and the presence of two types of them is very evident in our landscapes and lawns this fall. Powdery mildew is one of those, and it manifests itself as a light gray or whitish powder on the surface of the leaf. It is most commonly seen on lilacs (Syringa) in the fall of the yea...
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