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Author: Andrew "Drew" Jeffers

What to do with all the leaves?

Each autumn, a precious and free resource for gardeners falls from the sky. Many folks choose to bag this excellent source of nutrients and have them hauled away. Leaves are an invaluable source of...

Proper Tree Planting

October begins the perfect time of the year for planting trees and shrubs because the temperatures begin to drop in the fall. Sometimes though, gardeners run into problems with properly planting...

Dividing Perennials

September is a perfect time to divide and propagate perennials. Many plants, such as daylilies, coneflowers, black-eyed susans, and hostas, can be divided once they have been in the ground for 3...

Drying Up Root and Crown Rot Pathogens

There is an old saying, “too much or too little water can kill or harm plants”. This simple statement speaks volumes in understanding plant disease prevention. Most plants can be affected by some...

Citrus

Growing Citrus in containers can often bring a little slice of paradise to the garden and home. Although, this is not a new practice, citrus fruits were a rare luxury in most of the United States...

Iberis (Candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens, commonly known as Candytuft, is a low growing, flowering perennial plant that is hardy to Zones 3 – 9. Originally native to Southern Europe, this little plant make an excellent...

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