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    Over-wintering tender bulbs

    With frost, the blooming life of cannas, dahlias, gladiolas, and calla lilies will come to an end. Because of their tender nature, the corms, tubers, and rhizomes (grouped together as “tender bulbs”) that produce these plants are killed by our cold winters and cannot be left in the soil.

    Voles in the home lawn

    Voles are small brown rodents about the size and shape of a mouse. We usually observe their small surface tunnels winding through our lawn right after snow melt. The grass in these areas is usually eaten to the soil line, leaving the crown of the grass plant intact and healthy.

    Houseplant propagation using a vegetative cutting

    Houseplants can be propagated by vegetative cutting, layering, division, and micropropagation, to name a few. Perhaps the easiest and most common form used by the home propagator is the vegetative cutting.

    Tips for successful houseplant propagation

    Propagating houseplants is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Success depends on using the right potting medium, a clean container, and providing an adequate growing environment.

    Protecting evergreens from winter burn

    Every spring some of us are faced with evergreen trees and shrubs that are no longer green but instead are brown.

    Protect trees and shrubs from rodents

    October is a perfect time to protect your valuable trees and shrubs from the teeth of rabbits, mice, and voles.

    Still time to protect trees and shrubs from rodent damage

    There is still time to protect your valuable trees and shrubs from the teeth of rabbits, mice, and voles. These rodents cause damage by feeding on twigs and bark, voles will also eat roots.
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