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Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

To cut back or not to cut back? That is a question gardeners ask when temperatures cool, leaves turn color, and days grow shorter. Most perennials don’t care if they are cut back in fall or left standing in the garden until spring. Gardeners, on the other hand, may have strong opinions on the subject.… Continue reading Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

Disease in the Garden

Prevention is essential to reduce powdery mildew.

This has been a banner season for powdery mildew. High humidity and warm daytime temperatures combined with cool temperatures at night are just the environmental conditions the fungus needs to run rampant across the flora in our landscapes. Powdery mildew is easy to identify. It looks like its name implies – white powdery blotches on… Continue reading Prevention is essential to reduce powdery mildew.