2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.
February 10, 2021 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on 2021’s Most Romantic Gardens in the U.S.

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By Brenda Ryan for LawnStarter
What says romance better than a dozen roses? How about thousands of roses, along with lilies, tulips, philodendrons, and every other flower you can imagine.
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Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?
August 16, 2020 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?
Why is Testing for Soil Microbes Important?

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By Soil Science Society of America
Soil microbes like bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes are important for many reasons. The Soil Science Society of America’s (SSSA) Soils Matter Blog for August …

Grow History: All-America Selections Winners
August 9, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Grow History: All-America Selections Winners
Grow History: All-America Selections Winners

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By Mark Dwyers
Landscape Prescriptions by MD
When I was the Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin, we enjoyed our relationship with All-America Selections (AAS), and we …

Did You Receive a Strange Mailing from China?
July 28, 2020 – 7:16 pm | Comments Off on Did You Receive a Strange Mailing from China?
Did You Receive a Strange Mailing from China?

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By Kay Ledbetter
Texas A&M University
Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Butterflies and Insects from Around the World
May 8, 2020 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Butterflies and Insects from Around the World
Butterflies and Insects from Around the World

Since we’re all “sheltering in place”, here’s another magnificent video to remind us of what awaits us outside.
It’s from a colleague of mine, Melanie Votaw, who’s obviously a skilled photographer.
Enjoy!

Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?
February 23, 2020 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?
Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?

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From Science Societies
Doctors often tell their patients to reduce their salt intake as part of a healthy lifestyle. When we start looking at food labels, we may find salt …

Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
February 7, 2020 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
Wild Orchids Forever Stamps

Species of wild orchids that grow in the United States are featured on a series of stamps to be issued February 21, 2020, by the United States Postal Service. The images are by photographer Jim …

Homecoming for Helenium
February 2, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Homecoming for Helenium
Homecoming for Helenium

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By Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware, has released “Helenium for the Mid-Atlantic Region”, a report that summarizes three years of evaluating 44 selections of the flowering perennial …

Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day
January 24, 2020 – 7:47 am | Comments Off on Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day
Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day

Held on the last Saturday in January each year, National Seed Swap Day is a chance for growers to exchange seeds for flowers, vegetables, herbs, and, well, anything that grows from seed.
There are multitudes of …

Managing Stormwater and Stream Restoration
October 6, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Managing Stormwater and Stream Restoration
Managing Stormwater and Stream Restoration

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From the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies
Both stormwater control and stream restoration are proven ways to reduce erosion along water channels. Often, though, each method …

Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!
August 18, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!
Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!

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From National Garden Bureau
Plant an Iris when you are looking for a showy flower to add to your garden.
Fall is the perfect time to plant an iris, and they …