Carolina silverbell grows as an understory tree along streams in the southeastern United States.
While some early spring bulbs might bring some life to the barren landscape, nothing stops the wandering eyes over a bed than a flowering witchhazel.
Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare) is a common problem in high-traffic turf areas, and occasionally along the edge of ornamental plant beds.
If you are a greenhouse grower, it may seem like the last thing you need in April is something else to do. But a quick check now of the quality of water you use for irrigation and pesticide application can save you time and headaches in the future. Using water that is balanced in pH and alkalinity, and is low in suspended solids and dissolved minerals, will improved the growth and quality of your plants and maximize the efficacy of pesticides you apply.
Thinking about growing a few perennials in containers to sell? Maybe you are contemplating starting a small retail nursery. Or, maybe you'd like to grow ornamental perennials to use in your landscape installation jobs.
Red maple is an adaptable species, native from Quebec to Florida, and west to Texas. This medium-to-large tree is relatively fast growing, maturing from 40-70 feet tall. Its growth habit is pyramidal in youth, with the crown becoming rounded to oval with age.
Yellow woodsorrel can be a problematic weeds in ornamental planting beds, and also in turf areas.
Preemerge herbicides reduce hand weeding and the need for post-emergence treatments.
Moss is one of the first plants to green-up in Pennsylvania lawns during early spring, and many homeowners consider it an annoying weed. This year, moss has made an early arrival, and homeowners are looking for answers on how to keep it from taking over their lawns.
I'm a native insect species.
Look out Rudbeckia, here I come!
Designing a landscape with color is not too difficult as perennial and annual flowers and various shades of tree and shrub foliage can meet that need.
I love hawthorns! Who am I?
This is the first in a series of articles discussing the Dynamic Plant Nutrition System. The goal of this series is to give a practical, working knowledge of the science of plant nutrition in substrates.
Paperbark maple is an ideal specimen tree, and is well suited for use in small yards. It can be grown at the edge of the woods, or possibly planted in small groves or allées.
Pesticide and fertilizer calculations are not a lot of fun for most people. They can be difficult, confusing, and even scary. But getting the math right when calibrating a sprayer, applying fertilizer, or converting large scale rates into rates for smaller applications is absolutely critical in producing a quality product, maintaining landscapes, and protecting the environment.
When designing a landscape for the spring, summer, and fall, you often include shrubs that have bright colors in flower and/or leaf. Bringing color into the winter landscape, excluding the evergreens, can be difficult.
There are 21 Pennsylvania counties eligible for CHEMSWEEP in 2013.
Two years ago heavy snows caused millions of dollars in losses for nursery producers. The losses could have been minimized, or even completely recovered, if those nursery producers had invested in crop insurance coverage.
Evergreens serve as the backbone to a landscape, especially in the winter when most colors are absent. But it is aesthetically pleasing when there is something that stands out against the constant presence of green.