Tips for healthy, happy plants

It can be so disheartening when you spend your time and money dreaming of a bountiful harvest only to have the plants succumb prematurely to disease. Here are 7 tips to make sure your garden is filled with healthy, happy plants!   1)  Plant newer varieties that have been bred for disease resistance. 2)  Use good, healthy soil to put less

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Rose Rosette, devastating disease

Expert rosarian, at Loose Park in Kansas City, Mo., Judy Penner reviews rose rosette disease that is spreading. Excerpt from her article: The website, https://roserosette.org, has an extensive list of Rose Rosette Disease symptoms as well as great pictures of the disease. Rose gardeners may also submit pictures of their roses that are showing symptoms of RRD to the website.

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Purple De Oro Daylily

Purple De Oro Daylily Hemerocallis x ‘Purple De Oro’ Loads of lavender-purple flowers with chartreuse throats rise above a neat, compact foliage clump of slender, green, grass-like leaves. Blooms freely throughout the summer. Easy care color for the front of borders and mass plantings, or for use as a container accent. Tolerant of heat and humidity. An herbaceous perennial. Average

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Superbena® Violet Ice Verbena

Superbena are the most vigorous, heat tolerant, and mildew tolerant series. While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldn’t need to be trimmed

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