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An App for That (Apr 22, 2014)
Dr. Allan Armitage, a well-known garden writer from the University of Georgia’s research garden is probably the nation’s foremost expert on landscape plants in the U.S. including trees, shrubs, and flowers. He has spent his adult life traveling, studying, and … Continue reading

Why I Love Trees (Apr 19, 2014)
Trees are tree-mendous! I’ve always loved trees, from the time I built my first tree house at age 12. (Definitely not OSHA approved, but hey, we survived).  So this Friday (the last Friday in April)  is one of my favorite … Continue reading

Gardening by the Numbers (Apr 15, 2014)
Plant one row of turnips: Turnip the music and dance. Plant two rows of lettuce: Lettuce be kind Lettuce be true Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul. Plant four rows of squash: … Continue reading

Dead Spruce Tops? (Apr 14, 2014)
If you noticed the tip of your spruce tree wilt last year, and then turn brown and die, you were likely the victim of White Pine Weevil. This insect mainly attacks young spruce trees under 10 feet tall, but occasionally … Continue reading

Winter Damage on Evergreens (Apr 10, 2014)
Although the eastern half of the country experienced one of the hardest winters in years, here in east Idaho our winter seemed fairly mild. So why are we seeing browning of needles on so many of the evergreens around town? … Continue reading

Fragrance in the Garden (Apr 9, 2014)
I don’t know if this is true for most people, but oftentimes a sound or a scent will bring back a memory for me even more than a sight. Today I was walking past the petunias in the greenhouse and … Continue reading



 
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