Category: In the Garden

Bluestar

Bluestars are in the genus Amsonia. There are at least twenty-two known species, and most are native to the Eastern United States. All are in the Apocynaceae (Dogbane) family, so named because the...

Tick Talk

Anybody who has spent time in the woods or other wild surroundings is familiar with ticks, those blood-sucking arachnids that seek out creatures, including we humans, on which to feed. Most of us...

Sprayer Clean-Out

It is the season for landscape weeds. That means people will be pulling and spraying weeds to keep the yard pretty and neat. Please remember to clean your sprayer after each use to keep it working...

Do You Love Hummingbirds?

Ruby-throated hummingbirds: “Glittering fragments of a rainbow” John J. Audubon Do you love hummingbirds? In the spring, ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) return from their winter...

Flower Arranging Supplies

So many readers have expressed interest in creating floral arrangements using flowers and foliage from their gardens. The items listed below are must-haves for your floral arranging toolbox. Start...

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