• Bi-color Royal Jester daylilies put on an autumn show in the Colby-Pulver House historic daylily garden in Ogden. Photos by Kristina Gabalski.
    Delightful Daylilies

    I finally got a chance recently to visit the historic daylily garden at the Ogden Historical Society’s Colby-Pulver House. Despite the lateness of the season, the daylilies looked beautiful and some were still in bloom. After several...

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  • Lots of foliar disease out there this growing season

    The heavy rains early in our growing season may be a distant memory, but the effects of all that moisture are visible right now in foliar diseases caused by fungi that thrive in wet conditions. In Orleans...

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  • Corn, glorious corn

    August is in full swing and with it the harvest season. For gardeners and lovers of locally grown produce, August also means sweet corn. Nothing quite says high summer like fresh sweet corn, especially if it comes...

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  • A common myth about watering your garden warns not to water in the midday sun. If your plants need water, go ahead and water them. Photo by Kristina Gabalski
    Hot weather watering myth

    There are many myths about gardening practices, and as you work your way through the warm and dry spells of summer, you will be faced with decisions about when to water. This brings to mind a common...

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  • Growing Lavender

    Lavender is an easy care perennial herb which adds beauty and scent to border beds, rock gardens and herb gardens. Its shape and low-growing habit mean it can also be used for edging or to make an...

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  • Sycamore anthracnose effects trees; Daylily Garden Dedication planned

    You may have noticed how sickly looking many American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) trees are this year. The trees do not have much leaf foliage and appear to be dying. I have seen sycamores around our area and...

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  • Climate change in your garden and an easy care native perennial to try

    Every growing season has its own special challenges: Sometimes it’s hot and dry conditions; sometimes it’s a new plant disease or pest threat; sometimes it’s unseasonable cold and severe storms. Gardeners who want to be successful need...

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  • Invasive species update; Genetics and tomato flavor

    The spotted lanternfly has been at the center of much attention recently. The colorful invasive pest which is native to China, Taiwan and Vietnam, was discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014. The pests have been especially damaging to...

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  • Look at this gorgeous color! Winner of the All America Selections Award 2019, Begonia “Viking™ XL Red on Chocolate.” Bright red flowers with large dark-colored leaves. This plant is part of a new series, which includes three other colors: Red on Green, Pink on Green and Rose on Green. All-americaselections.org.
    Beautiful Begonias

    Begonias are amazing. The genus Begonia includes plants with a huge variety of characteristics. Some begonias are low-growing, others have long cascading stems. Some begonias have showy bright-colored flowers, while others have blooms so tiny they are...

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  • Growing herbs for tea

    Herbs are fun to grow and can add beauty, functionality and interest to your garden. For centuries people have grown herbs for making their own tea. Chamomile, sage, lemon verbena, comfrey, scented geraniums and mints all work...

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