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May Garden Calendar

Plants in Flower & Plants of Interest Southern Magnolia Kousa Dogwood Mountain Laurel Roses Clematis Dianthus Bearded Iris Peony Coreopsis Poppy Summer Annuals Fertilize Summer flowering shrubs (crape myrtle & rose-of- Sharon) Side-dress …

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Tall Fescue Damage

There have been numerous reports this week of leaf tip burn on tall fescue. Some have also experienced “yellow …

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Anthracnose on Liriope

Liriope, often called Lilyturf, is a broadleaf evergreen, clump-forming, perennial. It resembles ornamental grass but it is not a true …

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Feed the Birds

Landscaping for Birds Plants that attract songbirds Plants that attract hummingbirds Use the left column of the Plant Toolbox to narrow your …

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Plants Do That: Health

Take a look at the research behind this and other ways that gardening improves health. Plants do that-health-master National Initiative for …

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