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Hydrangeas Bloom All Season Long

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Steve BoehmeFor a long-lived display of huge showy blooms, few plant families can top the diverse Hydrangea. Every year we see dozens of new Hydrangea varieties introduced, making this plant more of a problem-solver and a landscape staple.To choose the right Hydrangea you must first answer two questions: how sunny is my location, and how much room do I have? The answers will lead you to the right Hydrangea family, so then you can choose between the many gorgouse blooms available in that particular family.To make sense of the huge variety, we group the Hydrangeas in six families: large-leaf (macrophylla), long-flowering (paniculata), oak-leaf (quercifolia) serrated-leaf (serrata), smooth-leaf (arborescens) and climbing Hydrangea (petiolaris).

 

What’s Your Limit?

Marcia HarrisWelcome to “Do You Have What it Takes” monthly personal development program for the month of June.The month of June reminds you that your year is just about half over. Stop and take a moment to glance back to monitor your progress in the last few months. Now ask yourself the following questions: (1) What has been my greatest challenge? (2) Have I remembered to compare myself only with me? (3)Have I remembered that each day is an opportunity to mo...

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Time to Control Invasive Bermudagrass

Steve BoehmeRegular readers of this column already know about “Bermudagrass”, and some of you have already taken steps to banish this nasty weed from your gardens and lawns. Because there is seed in your soil and beds, you need to be vigilant in future years or it will get re-established. Bermudagrass control is most effective if done in July with a follow-up in August. If you wait too long the grass will go dormant and spraying won’t be effective.

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Peppers: How Hot is HOT?

Steve BoehmeWhether you’re serious about hot peppers of just enjoy a little “heat” with your food, growing hot peppers in your vegetable garden is fun and rewarding. Peppers are a warm-weather crop, so now is the perfect time to get them planted.Hot pepper fans have more varieties than ever to choose from these days, and there’s more than a little hype surrounding this topic. Comparing the relative potency of hot peppers is a favorite, not to say ...

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