Garden Status Report: Mid July

It hardly seems to me that spring had even started before it was gone.  This growing season has gone by so quickly, or maybe I'm just getting too busy!  Unfortunately the garden has been through some rough times.  Drought and unbelievable record heat have crippled gardening in many ways from killing plants to keeping…

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Powdery Mildew and How to Fix It!

This Sunday's weather was gorgeous.  A little cooler than we've been having but a great day to get out and get some big jobs done.  I spent much of the day mowing and preparing the vegetable garden then went around taking pictures of the gardens.  Things are coming along nicely but there was one…

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Aster Yellows and Coneflowers

Coneflowers are a work horse in many gardens including mine, but they aren't completely issue free. Recently one of my coneflower plants began showing deformed flowers with a complete loss of color in the petals. The petals appeared stunted and pale. In some cases the deformed flowers mimic some new interesting variety of coneflower…

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Q&A: Leaf Spot Disease

Dave, I had a Yoshino Cherry Tree planted in late May and I'm noticing holes in most of the leaves. I am asking you if you know what pest may be attacking it...and if it is under attack, what treatment does it need? The answer to your question is leaf spot disease, not exactly…

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