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Is It Ashes For All The Ashes?

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Is It Ashes For All The Ashes?
Not for my ash tree – at least for now.  The decision to protect the green ash tree (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in our yard did not come lightly.  Much deliberation over saving this tree has occurred over the last several months since hearing that this spring the destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis) has officially been found in the St. Louis area.  In anticipation of this day, I have spent countless hours availing myself of the numerous articles and helpful...
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| Categories: Fall | Tags: ash, emerald ash borer, insects, native trees, trees | View Count: (1883)
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Pest-repelling Plants

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Pest-repelling Plants
A gardener's dream would be to have a garden that can care for itself, but that is just a dream. Every garden needs tending, but there are a few things that you can do to make your work a little easier, including selecting plants for your garden to help control insect pests.Certain plants attract beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Beneficial insects  (ladybugs and praying mantis) prey on pests that damage your garden. Using plants to control pests cuts down on your workload and re...
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| Categories: Spring | Tags: beneficial insects, insect control | View Count: (18328)
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