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USDA Updated the Plant Hardiness Zone Map Due to Warmer Climates

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Awareness of the updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map is crucial for all gardeners. Over half of the United States has seen a half-zone increase, a calculation made by the USDA based on a 30-year average of the lowest winter temperatures in specific locations. 

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New Hydrangea Varieties for 2024 at The Mill of Kingstown

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Hydrangeas stand out as one of the most coveted shrubs in today's gardening scene, evoking nostalgic memories of the ones our grandmothers tended to in years past. Through dedicated plant propagation efforts, Hydrangea macrophylla has undergone various transformations.

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Exploring When and Why Trees Mast

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Masting is the synchronized and sporadic production of a large crop of seeds by a population of trees. This intriguing phenomenon has puzzled scientists for years, and in this blog, we'll explore the mysteries behind when and why trees mast.

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Grass Seed - Aeration, Seeding and Purity of Seed

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Mechanical aeration alleviates soil compaction in established turf. Compaction occurs primarily in the soil surface. A compacted layer as thin as one-fourth to one-half an inch can greatly impede water infiltration and gas exchange between soil and atmosphere.

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Nutrients for Fall Cold Crops

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Fall cold crops are crops that grow as the days get shorter and cooler. The soil must be permeable to the roots of these cold crops so that they can develop into edible sizes. It is also best when planting root crops to make sure your soil is phosphorous and potassium rich and somewhat nitrogen poor.

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What’s All the Buzz About

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Several customers are complaining about Wasp, Hornets, Cicada Killers, and Yellow Jackets being extremely aggressive this year.  Fall is the time that we will notice an increase in the activity of wasps and bees.

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Ragweed vs. Goldenrod: How to Tell the Difference

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As summer transitions into fall, the landscape undergoes a colorful transformation with the emergence of various wildflowers. Two of the most commonly observed plants during this season are ragweed and goldenrod. While they may look somewhat similar at first glance, they are quite distinct in their characteristics and properties. 

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Marvels of Nature: The Curious World of Slime Molds and Stinkhorns

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As all gardeners realize, the natural world has some fascinating finds. Today, we venture into the mysterious realm of slime molds and stinkhorns – two interesting yet lesser-known organisms that play unique roles in the ecosystem. 

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Buddleia or Butterfly Bushes

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Buddleia or commonly called butterfly bush are fast growing, drought tolerant, butterfly attracting shrubs that do best in full sun and well drained soils. 

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Blights and Fungus on Tomato Plants

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Late blight or (Phytophthora infestans) is a water mold that develops during warm wet weather. To prevent the spores from gaining entry to your plants you must spray prior to infestation. 

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Creating a Colorful and Diverse Pollinator Garden for Mid-Summer Beauty

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As the summer heat and humidity settles in, many gardeners face the challenge of maintaining a vibrant garden. However, with the right selection of natives and ornamental perennials, you can ensure your garden stays in full bloom and becomes a haven for essential pollinators. 

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Rudbeckia are a Wonderful Flower for Summer Color and to Attract Pollinators

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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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