Thousand Cankers Disease Arrives in Pennsylvania
by Tom Butzler

Plant pathologists are usually not the most imaginative bunch when naming plant diseases. For instance, the rose disease caused by the fungus Diplocarpon rosae, causes a black spot on the foliage. This disease was given the name “black spot.” Another example is the fungal organism that causes a leaf spot on strawberry. In this instance, it was given the colorful name “common leaf spot.”   >> read article
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Mudcrete
Tips on Building an Attractive Retaining Wall
by Gerald Klingaman, Ph.D.

The only sunny, level piece of ground on our lot is in the front yard, next to the driveway. Despite my well-reasoned and insightful explanation of why my new greenhouse should go there, my wife vetoed the idea. So, the only other location ...   >> read article
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The March of Garden Color: Year-Round Hues & Interest
by Gloria Day

Year-round color and interest for the garden cannot be achieved in a single visit to the garden center—you need careful planning, research and a good shopping list. Here’s how to start preparing.   >> read article
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Roses are Our Favorites
by TC Conner

It’s been New York’s state flower since 1955, Georgia declared it as their emblematic flower in 1916, North Dakota and Iowa calls it their flower, and Ronald Reagan officially made it our national flower on November 20, 1986.   >> read article
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Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away
by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Rainwater harvesting is one of the easiest ways gardeners can help save money and create beauty in their garden, while at the same time helping the environment.   >> read article
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Plant Your Spring Lawn Now
by Stacey Mollus

Next May, wouldn’t you love to have the best looking-lawn in your neighborhood? If your answer is yes, you need to begin by overseeding now. It is hard to believe that putting seed down now will make that big of a difference six months from now, but it does.   >> read article
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Max Bloom
Tips to Extend the Bloom of 15 Favorite Garden Flowers
by Alan Branhagen

Continuous bloom is always a hot topic among gardeners. Here are several ideas and techniques that can help you extend the bloom time of your beloved plants.   >> read article
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Flowers that bridge the gap between summer and fall
by Carol Michel

August is a tough month in many gardens. The blooms of June and July are fading and the asters and mums, traditionally associated with autumn, are not yet flowering. Depending on the year, August can be hot and dry and even the hardiest blooms can appear to be faded, like an old house dress hung out week after week to dry in the sun.   >> read article
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