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For devastating infestations on a precious plant or big tree, I’d call a professional. Otherwise, I prune out obvious damage and let Nature fight it out.
If a tree has no leaves, or lots of deadwood and bare branches, you want to take action to keep people, pets and property safe.
Spend a few minutes the next time you’re out watering to reinvigorate your potted plants for the rest of the summer.
Imported from Asia, tree peonies, seen here, are shrubs with strong woody branches that keep their big blooms upright, but there’s a native alternative as well.
A one or two liter plastic bottle, even full of water, is light enough that I can lift it up over my head to reach hanging baskets and it’s easier to pour more precisely than a hose.
With just a glance at the tags, see how all kinds of plants have been used around the world across the centuries to treat a myriad of maladies.
Mint likes to wander. It won’t be contained by a pot – or a fence. It just keeps going and may start to smother other plants.
It was already a weed problem, invading gardens and natural areas, but now, Multiflora rose is also known to be the host plant for Rose Rosette Disease.
There’s a devastating disease threatening roses – yup, even those reliably rugged ‘Knock-Out®’ roses you see everywhere, they can get it too.
It’s time to raise the blade on your lawnmower so your grass doesn’t get scalped and scalded in the summer sun.
Daphnes are pretty little shrubs that smell spectacular when they flower in the spring, which is why so many gardeners can’t resist them – but they die easily.
How can you keep your planters of petunias and such looking perky all summer?
Gardeners like to use the 4th of July as a reminder for some stuff you shouldn’t wait much longer to do, such as pruning spring flowering shrubs.
Sometimes water just sits on top of potting soil and won’t soak in, overflowing instead. Here’s a quick fix to avoid the mess.
If you’re growing fruits and vegetables, at some point, you’ll probably have more than you can eat. Share your harvest with food pantries through Philabundance.