Top 5 Weeds
The heat is on and those unwelcomed summer guests are back. Five of the most common weeds are loving your lawn as much as the summer weather. Learn how to tackle the top five.
Name That Tree
This street tree has very few insects or diseases. It has a distinctive shape and individual leaves in a distinctive fan shape. In fall its leaves turn bright yellow almost in unison. This tree has been around essentially unchanged since the Jurassic Period (150 million years) and is sometimes called a living fossil. Your choices are:
a. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
b. Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
c. Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
d. Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin)
e. Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
Down The Garden Path
Walkways are more than a path in the garden. They can be as important to the aesthetics as the plants. Don’t be afraid — planning and building a garden path can be a simple do-it-yourself project.
What’s in a name — especially a botanical one. Explore the background and the humor in where some of our plant names have come from.
Got Weeds? Round ’em Up!
Get your 6-shooter out and take aim at those weeds in the grass. Roundup for Lawns is here. Will it work and ruin my lawn at the same time?
Repot An Orchid
If you need to repot an orchid, you might want to attend a workshop and learn how. This and other subjects are covered in our monthly summary of garden events found in the events calendar.