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Adding Winter Interest to Your Landscape with Winterberry

Adding Winter Interest to Your Landscape with Winterberry

A low-maintainence holly-like plant, native to Wisconsin.

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Maintaining a Fresh Christmas Tree

Maintaining a Fresh Christmas Tree

Tips on Christmas tree selection, care and use after the holidays.

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Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth

An unusual garden visitor – not to be confused with hummingbirds.

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White Grubs in the Lawn

How to identify and control white grubs in your lawn.

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The Beautiful Lilac

All about using lilacs in your landscaping.

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Terrariums

Terrariums Accidentally Discovered in 1827 In 1827 Dr. Nathaniel B. Ward, a London physician and plant enthusiast, accidentally discovered that healthy plants were able to grow in enclosed glass containers. He later designed the Wardian case, an enclosed container that horticulturist used to protect plants from the salt air during long sea voyages. These cases […]

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Hollyhock Rust

Sue is having trouble with her hollyhocks. She states that over the past years she has had beautiful hollyhocks lining her picket fence. Last year the young plants were troubled with rust and before the season was over, she cut them all down because they looked awful. This spring they came up and again are […]

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