roses

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Managing Garden Pests

Hoards of beetles seemed to hatch in my garden almost overnight. When it comes to garden pests, If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.

08/27/2014

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Popular Plants Enable Further Spread Of Disease

Any disease that attacks popular plants is scary. It’s ugly to see plants dying, expensive to remove and replace them, and it also hurts nurseries and garden centers.

08/06/2014

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Multiflora Rose Serves As Host For Rose Rosette Disease

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.

07/13/2014

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Thankful For November Blooms

While most of the garden has gone brown, there are still a few roses and some unexpected bloomers that add a touch of color well into November.

11/27/2013

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Colorful Gardens Go Dark For The Winter

What a difference a day makes – or rather, one freezing night.

11/20/2013

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Too Much Rain For Your Garden

WIth record rains in June and July, lots of lawns and plenty of plants are happy to be so well watered, but others are not.

08/06/2013

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Deadhead Ever-Blooming Hydrangeas

Wait a minute, didn’t I just tell you this spring NOT to prune your old-fashioned pink and blue hydrangeas? Yes, but some hydrangea are better pruned.

07/22/2013

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Primroses May Be Perfect For Valentines

Not actually roses at all, primroses are pretty little flowering plants that can be happy inside for now, and planted outside later in a shady spot.

02/13/2013

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Getting The Max Out Of Your Mini Roses

If you got a rose plant as a gift, you can make it last for years by planting it outdoors when spring comes.

02/15/2012

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Picture Perfect Gifts From Your Garden

Got ink in your printer? Then you can make quick gifts from your garden photos of your riotous roses, gorgeous geraniums or serene succulents.

12/19/2011

Cleaning Garden Can Be 'Shear' Joy

by KYW’s Phran Novelli Let’s clean up, shall we? Off with their heads! Hand me the hedge clippers – I’m going after the basil. And the mint and all the other herbs that have gotten […]

08/17/2010

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