Tasty Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a fruit native to South and Central America that are very nutritious.  They provide us with antioxidant lycopene, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Vitamin K.   

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All About Hydrangeas

There are over 70 species of hydrangea and over 600 named cultivars native to Asia and North America.  Depending on species, they can flower from spring to autumn producing either corymbs or panicles on the terminal ends of the stem.  The flowers produced are often small and non-showy in the center or interior and develop large showy sepals to the exterior of the flower. 

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Hosta in the Landscape

Hostas are herbaceous shade tolerant foliage plant that is very long-lived.  There are over 6,100 varieties on the market, and more are developed all the time.  Leaves can be yellow, all shades of green, blue green, cream, white, and reddish.  They range from 48 inches wide and tall to 6 inches wide and tall and all sizes in between. 

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Coral Bells (Heuchera)

Heuchera commonly called Coral Bells or Alumroot are evergreen or semi-evergreen herbaceous perennials.  They have a woody root stock or crown, bell shaped flowers in spring that attract hummingbirds

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Monthly Task list for Varieties of Raspberries

Here a lists of tasks by month for floricane (summer-bearing) and primocane (fall-bearing) raspberries and which category the varieties fall under.

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2021 Varieties of Berry Bushes 

Below is a fairly comprehensive list of the varieties that we should be able to get this year at The Mill of Kingstown. They are 1-2 year plants in 1 gallon pots, have good captured root systems and are branched.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.   

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Selecting and Caring for Blackberry Plants

Blackberry plants can provide a delicious harvest of fruit for us and wildlife from July through September.

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Bountiful Berry Bushes

Berry producing plants like blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries all require slightly different conditions to produce fruit for your family.

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All About Azaleas

Azaleas are one of the most mis-understood plants on the market today.  Understanding their needs helps them thrive in the landscape. Azaleas are in the genus Rhododendron...

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects a wide variety of plants. Different species attack different groups of plants. In gardens, plant groups include cucurbits such as squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, melons, nightshades like tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, legumes including beans and peas and ornamentals like roses, gardenias, hydrangeas, phlox and other annual and perennial plants.

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Blossom End Rot

Rot is most prevalent when the growing season starts out wet and then gets dry and hot.  It starts out as a leathery black spot on fruit. 

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House Plants

Many people not only enjoy plants outside but include them in their indoor décor. Plants remove toxins in our air such as formaldehyde, benzine, xylene and ammonia.

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