November 24, 2009

Garden Knowledge:

Poisonous Plants

poinsettiaStill believe that poinsettia leaves are poisonous? They're not - but my childhood neighbor Maybel Prayor believed that ALL plant berries were poisonous. Which houseplants and outdoor plants are dangerous? Click here for details



Reader Questions:

aphidsQ: The other day I noticed little critters all over the branches of an oak tree. Could these be aphids? Stacey V.

poor gardenQ: Do you have insight as to why our garden failed this year? Plants look sickly. Jennifer K.


wormQ: We pulled this worm out of a fallen oak we were chopping for firewood. What in the world is it? Ann B.

Ask an Arborist

Winter Pruning of Trees

A reader asks, "I've heard that you're supposed to prune most trees in the winter but I'm not sure if that is correct. Also, how much can I prune back my trees and when should I do it?"

Find out when is the best time to prune your trees... here

by Theresa Schrum

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Garden Calendar

Walter's To Do List for November
Dry rosemary, tie roses, spot-spray chickweed ...more



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Cool Plant

Gold Mop False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mops', aka 'Gold Mop' or 'Golden Mops')

Evergreen conifer native to Asia. The gold mop false cypress is a rather unique looking dwarf shrub with a weeping habit and bright golden foliage. Tolerant of drought and deer, it's a great plant to use for attractive year round color. Mixes will with many different plants. Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum
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Garden Events:

Nov 28 - Camellia Care
Dec 5 - Natural Wreaths
Dec 12 - Holiday Centerpieces


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