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De-Icers and Plant Health - Articles Articles
Find out what effect winter de-icers can have on plants and which types are least harmful. More
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Evaluating the Garden - Articles Articles
Winter is the perfect time to reflect on the successes and disappointments of last year's garden. More
Lantana and Petunias
To Deadhead or Not? Your Final Answer is... - Articles Articles
Deadheading is a gardening term that defines the process of removing faded or dead flowers from plants. More
Pruning Flowering Shrubs
Pruning Flowering Shrubs - Articles Articles
The correct time to prune your flowering shrubs depends on when they flower. More
Container Gardening
The Art of Container Gardening - Articles Articles
Constructing a container garden isn’t about doing everything perfectly. In fact, there is no right way to create a container garden. More
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed - Articles Articles
Recently, some folks pulled into the local nursery, asking about the pretty pink flowering plants that were blooming along the fields and roadsides. More
Photo of horseweed taken in early November. Curran, Penn State
How Late Can I Control Weeds in the Fall? - Articles Articles
How late can an herbicide application be made in the fall and still be effective? We provide comments about controlling perennials and winter annual weeds. More
Frost damage on ash
Will My Woody Plants Recover from Freeze Damage - Articles Articles
When we have unusually high temperatures in early spring, many woody trees and shrubs will break bud and leaf out or flower early. More
Evergreens near a high use roadway are wrapped with burlap to give some protection from damaging salt spray.
Salt Spray Damage and Evergreen Plants - Articles Articles
Evergreens provide year long interest in the landscape and are normally pretty hardy during the winter months. More
Best Management Practices for Bee Health
Best Management Practices for Bee Health - Articles Articles
The Horticultural Research Institute, the research foundation of AmericanHort, announces the release of Best Management Practices for Bee Health in the Horticultural Industry. More
Rose Black Spot
Rose Black Spot - Articles Articles
A common disease of roses called black spot is caused by the fungus Diplocarpon rosae. This fungus readily attacks young expanding leaves and young canes. More
Pseudomonas syringae: A common pathogen on woody plants
Pseudomonas syringae: A common pathogen on woody plants - Articles Articles
The bacterium Pseudomonas syringae, is an opportunistic pathogen which attacks a wide variety of woody plants especially when they are damaged by frost or injury. More
Phytophthora on African violet
Phytophthora Root Rot On Woody Ornamentals - Articles Articles
Fungus-like organisms belonging to the genus Phytophthora are soil- or plant-borne and all are plant pathogens. More
Scheduling Disease Control In Woody Ornamentals
Scheduling Disease Control In Woody Ornamentals - Articles Articles
The scheduling of effective disease management measures is not a simple task nor can it be standardized. More
Twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) Photo: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Twospotted Spider Mites - Articles Articles
One of our most common landscape pests is the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae). More
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