Monthly Archives: June 2009

Are you spreading Hosta Virus X?

Well, are you? No? Are you sure? What is Hosta Virus X? Hosta Virus X (HVX) is a relatively new virus. Many homeowners and gardeners have never heard of it. The virus showed up a few years ago and because … Continue reading

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10 tips to avoid tick bites

I just ran across this article on how to avoid tick bites called 10 tips to avoid tick bites. It was written by Debbie Hadley, who writes about insects at About.com. Don’t forget to see my article on building a … Continue reading

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japanese beetle

Depending on where you are located in the States, you may already be battling these pests. I haven’t had the privilege yet this year, but it is coming. To help control these pests, the USDA has the following PDF available: … Continue reading

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Bonsai book contest

It’s time for another contest! The prize: Bonsai A guide to successful care and creation By Constance Tindale This hardcover book covers step by step instructions on all the skills and techniques needed to care for a bonsai tree: watering, … Continue reading

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Build a cold frame

Are you looking for plans on building a cold frame? Here ya go! Tags: landscape plants, propagation, woody ornamentals

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