The garden world is rife with unseen delights. Some are simply hidden, like the fat carroty roots of peonies that we marvel at only when forced to dig one out. Some are heard and not seen, like an unfamiliar bird call somewhere in the distance that leads to (sometimes hilarious) attempts to describe … Continue Reading ››
Everyone loves a fast grower. It's a thrilling thing to watch a young rock ‘n roll tree put on explosive growth in a season. In the nursery, we've marveled at the audacity of an Autumn Blaze maple that doubles in size in a summer. But it ain't all about speed, folks.
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Have you noticed strange spots, bumps, or lumps on your tree’s leaves? If so, it could be leaf gall.
It sounds extreme, but gall is nothing to panic about. While it is unsightly, seasonal gall shouldn't negatively impact the health of an otherwise vigorous tree and does not require treatment.
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These highly unusual times during which most of us are staying at home to dial down the spread of Coronavirus have resulted in most of us feeling a bit stir-crazy. For a great many of us a sure fire and pleasant cure for stir crazy is time spent getting our gardens in good … Continue Reading ››
Mulching a newly planted tree is a must. What does mulching do? Several very important things. It helps retain moisture. It keeps mower decks and weed whips away from the tender bark of a tree (one of the biggest causes of death in young trees) and it prevents competition from weeds and grass.