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Crossing Daylilies

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:55pm

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Daylilies are one of the easiest plants to learn how to hybridize. The large flowers with easy to get to pollen make it a simple matter to transfer pollen from one flower to another.  There are a couple simple things you need to know before you start hybridizing daylilies. The first is where the pollen […]

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Pawpaws (Asimina trilob)

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:03pm

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Recently while out exploring I noticed a butterfly floating about. It was a zebra swallowtail butterfly which is the Tennessee state butterfly. I’ve seen them before and so I knew a little about them including one fact in particular, their favorite host plant is the pawpaw tree (Asimina trilob). I’ve never grown a pawpaw tree […]

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Elderberry Bush – Transplanting and Propagating

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 1:56pm

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Over the years the side garden area of our yard has gradually grown into a small forest area. My kids call the area “the thicket.” They play in the pathways I’ve cut through. Over time the sassafras trees have grown tall changing the hillside from just a grassy field to a small forest. Among the […]

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How to Keep Plants from Falling Open in the Center

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:31pm

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Sometimes plants just want to fall open in the center. There’s an easy fix for this but it requires some spring stem tip pruning! Check out the video below for this very simple garden tip! How to Keep Plants from Falling Open in the Center

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Images of the Spring Garden – March 2018

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 3:55pm

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Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons in the garden. Fall because I love the changing leaves, the cool crisp air, and the feeling of closure that comes with shutting down the garden. Spring is my other favorite because of the rebirth. All the spring flowers and foliage are emerging and everything is brand new […]

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