Category: For the More Advanced Gardener

Pests and Diseases

For the More Advanced Gardener

en·to·mol·o·gy – the scientific study of insects Some call them pests, and in some cases for good reason. But in the grand scheme of things they’re a vital part of the delicate balance of nature. And here’s our select list of sites that will help you learn a little more about those ominous but valuable […]

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Where to Get Perennial Seeds

For the More Advanced Gardener, Perennials 101

If you love the idea of starting a wide range of your own perennials from seed, be prepared to do a bit of searching for some of the more rare and unusual types.  A good starting point is your local Heritage Perennials Dealer.Garden centers generally bring in a fresh stock of packaged seeds in early […]

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Saving and Starting Perennials Seeds

For the More Advanced Gardener, Perennials 101

For hybrid selections of things like Daylilies (Hemerocallis) or Hosta, just be aware that the resulting seedlings are not likely to resemble the parent plant.  Seed saved from a ‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily, for instance, will probably not produce the same constant-flowering, dwarf plant with golden-yellow flowers.  Instead, a range of shades will result and […]

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