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Feb 19, 2020
Rules for winter pruning of fruit trees
We’re fortunate to live in California’s Central Valley — one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the country — and thus we have the ability to grow a huge variety of fruit- and nut-bearing trees. Stone fruits (apricots …
Key Pruning Terms to Help You Shape Up Your Garden
When it’s time to prune your favorite shrub or tree — deciduous trees should be pruned in winter, while evergreen trees are best …
Top 10 Seed-Bearing Plants
Didn't get around to cleaning out those flower beds this fall? Now you can justify it—not only is it good for your plants, but it's …
Birds And Blooms
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Hot climates to see more variability in tree leafing as temperatures rise
The researchers examined satellite imagery, air temperature data and phenology (plant life cycle} models for 85 large cities and their …
Science Daily
Nature Play at Home – Arranging Spaces
Spaces speak, especially to children. Just as the soaring ceiling of a cathedral inspires a sense of awe or a candlelit restaurant …
Ecological Landscape Alliance
Root Rot: How To Care For Plants With Rotting Roots
This condition can cause a lot of damage and spread to other plants. It's best to know what conditions cause a problem, let's learn …
Plant Care Today
How To Grow Exotic Fruits
Growing your own food can not only save you money but is also good for your health and the environment. However, for people who love …
Backyard Gardener
Mason Jar Greenhouse: How To Root A Rose Cutting Under A Jar Roses
Growing a rose from cuttings is a traditional, age-old method of rose propagation. In fact, many beloved roses found their way to the …
Gardening Know How
Flower Garden Dreaming
We have eleven hundred inches of snow on the ground here in Vermont and so naturally I'm thinking about this summer's flower garden …
Kids Gardening
Summer Bulbs: Planting and Care Tips
Each year, MSHS sells summer bulbs during the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, which begins in two weeks. We're often asked whether …
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Red Rose Varieties – Choosing Red Roses For The Garden
Roses that are red have an undeniable and classic beauty. Few things so clearly symbolize love as the red rose, and they make wonderful …
Gardening Know How
"Explain to me again why our ecology textbook is printed on dead trees."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Approximately how many identified plant species are there?
See the answer below.
Winter Honeysuckle Care Tips
Lonicera fragrantissima is also known for its fragrant flowers marking the start of spring. The epithet "fragrantissima" …
Plant Care Today
What Year Was It?
Malcolm X Assassinated
What Year
Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity.
The day was Feb 21. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about."
Thomas Moore
Trivia Answer
Approximately how many identified plant species are there?
Answer: There are over 300,000 and the list is growing all the time