Category: Horticulture

Discussion of growing, propagating, care of and uses of plants: edible, ornamental, medicinal, indoor and outdoor.

An unfortunate discovery-Oak Wilt

When looking for a grand shade tree, the advice has usually been to choose a hardy, slow growing tree that will develop strong branching and provide a legacy for the future.

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Strange Things to See

An article by Joan Epler for Master Gardener The two fungi in this picture are growing on mulch in my garden, The one that resembles a penis is commonly called stink horn mushroom and belongs appropriately to the fungal order…

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Fermented Pickles

Baskets and baskets of cucumbers plus a ceramic top hand-me-down stove meant no hot water canning of pickles this year. I read that canning on these types of stoves is not recommended. So,  Mrs. Wages Refrigerator Pickles (sweet, bread and…

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Sages for hummingbirds

Salvia coccinea : “Scarlet sage” and Hummingbird Sage var. “Coral Nymph” are easily grown from seed. Not reliably hardy here, they are a perennial treated as an annual. I usually have a few of the red ones show up the…

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