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Ah, another tropical morning! Time to go inside the greenhouse and see the nice new leaves emerging on my prized Anthuriums. So I unzipped the door, poked my head in and. . . AGHHH! The new leaves were gone, chewed off at the stem, and no sign of the culprit anywhere. Such is the kind of hit-and-run damage that rodents can wreak on your favorite plants. I didn't really want to set those vicious traps, I just wanted the pesky critters to go elsewhere for gourmet snacks. Alas, a serendipitous tip came my way and it really worked! Read on. . .
Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is grown in almost every temperate region of the world and has earned a place in the heart of many a plant-lover. Throughout history, the ginkgo has held a high allure for reasons both magical and practical, scientific and poetic, obvious and esoteric.
Gardeners often encounter unique and colorful insects in their gardens. The trick is to know which ones are friends and which ones are foes. This series of articles will help identify some of the most unusual ones and give you a peek into their lives.
This book really opened my eyes. I heard the author speak at the Mount Cuba Center in Delaware and got hooked. It seems... Read more »
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I've had this plant for 3 yrs and it seems to be dying, I'm always pulling dead crumbled leaves off of it. I spray it everyday and water it once a week in the warmer months. It sits on my sun porch where it gets the south View Responses (4 replies)
0000: Today's Hortiscope: Spring cleaning doesn't stop at your plants. Give those big-leaf houseplants a shower and shine while you're at it.
1754: Archibald Menzies, Scottish physician and naturalist, was born near Perthshire, Scotland. Many plants, including the Menziesia genus, are named for him. He is credited for introducing the Monkey Puzzle tree to England in 1795.
1843: The Post Office of Fancy Farm, KY opened. The community was so named because the man who was designated postmaster took a look at the neat and tidy community, which had the tree trunks whitewashed, and proclaimed them "the fanciest farms he'd ever seen." It was believed that the sun was reflected by the white paint and it prevented sun scald or winter burn, a condition that is caused by the bark expanding quickly on warm winter days.
1858: Liberty Hyde Bailey, American horticulturist, was born in South Haven Michigan. He would co-found the American Society for Horticultural Science, coin the word cultivar and help compile "Hortus".