Archive for the 'Educational' Category

AUTUMN BEAUTY CONTINUES

Friday, October 29th, 2010

by Sandie Hall Another stunning choice for autumn color is Disanthus cercidifolius. Although it requires careful management to become established (it will not tolerate drought), the rewards will be enjoyed for years to come. Because of its inherent charm and multi-season interest, this is the perfect choice for a curator-quality specimen plant. It is often [...]

AUTUMN BEAUTY

Friday, October 15th, 2010

by Sandie Hall Enkianthus perulatus is a hardy, slow-growing, multi-season deciduous shrub that adds beauty and charm to any landscape. Its finely textured leaves and branches carry foliage all the way to the ground. Happy growing in zones 5 through 8, this delightful shrub produces profuse nodding clusters of small, urn-shaped, white flowers in early [...]

PREPARE YOUR MOWER FOR WINTER STORAGE

Monday, October 4th, 2010

by Kris Wolf As the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, we realize that fall us upon us.  In preparation, we close our pools, cover our lawn furniture and put away our yard decorations, but what are we doing to maintain our lawn equipment? After the last mowing of the year, when the [...]

FEELING IT YET?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

by Donnalee Kudla Ohhh, the time of year when my nose starts running, the head is pounding, and It seems I never have an adequate supply of clean tissues. (There are plenty of old ones wadded up in my purse and cupholder in my car, but their cleanliness is usually questionable). For those of you [...]

CRABGRASS OR NUTSEDGE?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

by Chris Gurreri You may have noticed that your water-starved lawns are slowly starting to recover from the drought, but another problem is lurking outside in the form of many bright green patches. Your first thought is to blame it on that pesky crabgrass that we try to block every spring. However, at a closer [...]