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When Your Feet Hurt, You Hurt All Over

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When Your Feet Hurt, You Hurt All Over
There’s a saying that if your feet hurt, you hurt all over. Regardless if your feet are soggy wet or have sustained an injury you are going to “feel the pain” or at least be uncomfortable. If it is bad enough, you can’t stand up anymore. The same can be said for plants, including azaleas and rhododendron. The foot or “feet” of a plant is its root system. Not only does the root system support the plant, it is also the means by which the plant obtains its wate...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: azal , rhododendron , root rot , disease | Comments (0) | View Count: (530)

Great Boadleaf Evergeens for the Area

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Great Boadleaf Evergeens for the Area
Azaleas and rhododendrons are just days away from beginning their month-long display and gardener's thoughts often turn to them and other broadleaf evergreens this time of year. Not only for their splash of color but also for their winter foliage. Other good choices for broadleaf evegreens for our area are hollies and boxwoods. Tried & True (T&T) plants are those that have been selected by area plant professionals whose experience has shown that the particular plants have done wel...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: azalea , rhododendron , broadleaf evergreens , tried and true , boxwood , holly | Comments (0) | View Count: (3114)

Forsythia - a sign of spring

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Forsythia - a sign of spring
Before long, however, we at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening will be seeing one of our leading performers, a small hedge of Forsythia ‘Courtasol’ GOLD TIDE dwarf forsythia growing along the path of the Kemper Ground Cover Border, pop into bloom.
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: forsythia , hedge , forsythia 'courtasol' gold tide , Kemper Ground Cover Border , rhododendron , rhododendron mucronulatum 'Deep Pink' , pansies , viola x wittrockiana , vegetables | Comments (0) | View Count: (1129)
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