Horticulture -

“the art and science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs resulting in the development of the minds and emotions of individuals, the enrichment and health of communities, and the integration of the ‘garden’ in the breadth of modern civilization.” (Diane Relf, Prof of Horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic University)

Living Christmas Trees

Have you ever considered a living Christmas tree?
Haul it home, decorate it, stack presents beneath it, celebrate around it and then - rather than drag it to the curb with the discarded wrapping paper - place it into a hole in the yard and enjoy it as part of the landscape for many holidays to come.
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Why Leaves Really Fall Off Trees

Why Leaves Really Fall Off Trees

Fall Is In The Air

Many of us look forward to the brilliant displays of color on our deciduous trees of the midwest. Each year we wonder, will we have good fall color? This is a very important question for the areas of the country that depend on the fall color as an important part of their tourism economy. Some states have gone high-tech...
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Finding a Niche...

...Fall Flowering Plants

Most plants in our area flower in spring or summer, and some have very long flowering that extends into fall until frosts hit. A few plants wait to flower until fall...
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Winter Injury

In a year when we have had record cold temperatures (-30˚F wind chills) some species and cultivars of woody plants will be injured due to temperatures falling below their tolerance level. Southern species planted in northern regions may have survived several mild winters only to be severely damaged in an extreme cold snap this year. Plants native to more northern climates tolerate lower temperatures and are generally not injured under these conditions.
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