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Growths likely are black knot

Q. My ornamental cherry tree is covered with these strange reddish growths on the branches and trunk. Should I be...

July 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Learn how to tell when fruit is ripe

It takes just a twist of the wrist to determine when pears are ready to come off the tree.

July 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Drenched gardens conducive to weeds

Q.: It was so wet this spring I was unable to do much gardening. My gardens are full of weeds and my driveway looks like a...

July 6, 2019 1:00 am


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Infected plants are lurking

Q: I have a large rhododendron or azalea on the east exposure of our house. It has large leaves and beautiful lavender...

June 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Take care to choose apropos lavender

Q. I just love lavender. It just seems to die off quickly in my garden. What am I doing...

June 8, 2019 1:00 am


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Maintaining soft towels

Picture it: You're fresh out of the shower and looking for a warm cotton hug in the form of a soft towel. Instead, you're greeted with...

June 3, 2019 1:00 am


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Tips to pick pool decor

Ask Elizabeth Stuart Design founder Muffie Faith about how to decorate around a backyard pool and she'll answer you with a question of...

May 25, 2019 1:00 am