Knowledge: Annual Bluegrass
call this one "po anner" due to its scientific name: Poa annua. The
annual nature of this weed supplies its most noxious habit: it re seeds
itself prolifically! Annual bluegrass is outwardly attractive in the
winter but just wait until spring! The thick mat of bluegrass chokes
out the better turf underneath.
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discuss the latest observations of the natural world that Theresa
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Tip: Plants for winter interest
- by Theresa Schrum
In the last newsletter, I gave a list of plants that bloom from fall to
winter. However, your garden doesn't need
flowers to have winter interest. There are many plants (evergreen and
deciduous) that don't flower in the winter but are attractive
nonetheless. Sometimes all it takes is interesting structure or unusual
Plant of the Week: - by Theresa Schrum
Hellebore (Helleborus x nigersmithii 'Walhelvior') Evergreen
hybrid perennial of garden origin. Hellebores (Lenten Roses) are
practically perfect perennials. They grow in dry shade, are evergreen,
bloom in the winter, have attractive bold foliage and are resistant to
most pests, including rabbits and deer. Learn
more about this recently introduced variety called Ivory Prince...
Calendar: Redesign your lawn for easier mowing. Eliminate
sharp angles and narrow turf areas. Use mulch, new flower beds or a
groundcover like mondo grass there instead. (more tips)
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