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Growing Oak Leaf Hydrangeas From Seed

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:36pm

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I did a video a while back on Youtube about collecting oak leaf hydrangeas from seed. I thought since now is the ideal time to start collecting those seeds again I would go ahead and direct sow some oak leaf hydrangeas from seed. Below you can watch a short video of the flat I put...

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Teach Your Children: “Check with Me First”

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:56am

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Recently on Facebook in a group I am a part of someone posted about a plant they didn’t know after discovering that her daughter ate some of the fruit. I can imagine the fear that must be in her mind. I have 5 children and would panic as well if one of them ingested something...

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You Have Blooms And No Squash, What Gives?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:11pm

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This time of year the squash is blooming away, but what if that’s all you get? What if all you see on the plant are blooms? The plant is perfectly healthy with no signs of any issues but still isn’t setting fruit. If you have blooms but no squash the answer may be as simple […]

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Aster Yellows Disease in Coneflower (Echinacea)

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 6:53am

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Coneflowers are one of my favorite perennials. Environmentally there are few things to worry about with them. They are drought tolerant, bloom prolifically, and help to create a beautiful landscape. Unfortunately there is one major issue that can destroy whole gardens of these perennials: Aster Yellows. Recently I filmed a short video on a coneflower […]

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Potting Bench Review: Merry Garden Potting Bench

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:23pm

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Recently my brother and I purchased a gift for my mom for her birthday. Her old potting bench was rusting out at the feet and in several other locations and it was time for a new one. As so many of us do these days I went to Amazon and searched through the potting benches […]

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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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