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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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Bulbs

Fall is the only time you should plant spring bulbs as they must be cold vernalized in order to produce a flower.  Bulbs like the soil temperature to be between 40-50 degrees when planted.

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It's Bulb Season!

One of the favorite times of the year for amateur and master gardeners alike is fall bulb season! Bulbs are a great way to bring low maintenance, lasting color to your flowerbeds. 

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Humic Acid for Soil and Plant Health

Humic acid (H/A) is one of the most important components of organic matter. It is an organic bio-stimulant that contains three very important components:

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Fall Armyworm Alert - Protect Your Lawn!

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Watering Tips for Summer Drought

According to the drought report published in June 2021 by NOAA, many areas of the Mid-Atlantic are having above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall.  The soil across the region is becoming very dry after a wet winter and spring. 

If you want to maintain the health of your plants you should consider watering prior to stressing the plant by allowing it to wilt and throw leaves. 

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Rudbeckia

There are over 25 species of either annual, biennial, or perennial Rudbeckia or commonly called Black or Brown Eyed Susans available. The number of cultivars or varieties surpasses 50.

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Crape Myrtle or Lagerstroemia

Lagerstroemia is a warmer climate plant the is native to the Asia, and Australia, and most Indian subcontinents. There are over 50 species native to those areas.

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Cicadas - The Rise of Brood X

The Mill employees are receiving a fair number of questions and concerns surrounding the expected swarms of cicadas.  In an effort to list good resources for those with questions, my research provided some eye-opening insights.

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Container Gardening Tips

Potted arrangements of flowers, vegetables and herbs can enhance your outdoor spaces and provide a supply of fresh edibles in small areas.

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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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