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Advice for Fall Clean-up

September 17, 2017 lawanda Uncategorized

Some gardeners are scrupulous about pulling everything out or cutting everything back before winter comes.  Others leave the entire job for spring.  The ideal is probably somewhere in between. You should pull up and compost all annual flowers and vegetable plants.  As an alternative to adding plant debris to the compost bin, dig big holes […]

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It’s Aster Time!

September 27, 2015 lawanda Uncategorized

Scores of mums are shouting from door-side displays at every big box store in town this time of year. Mums are short-lived, if they survive at all once out of their pots. The native plant counterpart that provides a much longer lasting splash of fall color than that of mums are the asters. Asters do […]

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Mistletoe

December 21, 2014 lawanda Uncategorized

Here in Wisconsin, mistletoe comes to mind only at Christmas time, and then only to those hoping to kiss or be kissed beneath it.  Come January, nobody gives it another thought.  It’s not that way in some parts of the U.S., but we’ll get to that later. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe comes […]

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