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Vegetable Pests and Problems - July 2013 Click on an image below to enlarge
Featured Plants - Wave petunias Petunia x hybrida 
Featured Plants - Shasta Daisy 'Becky' Leucanthemum x superbum
Southern Blight Photo: Southern blight on sage (More plant diseases)
Cool container vegetable gardens Growing in containers allows just about everyone to experience the joy of vegetable gardening. Many "in-ground" gardeners also plant and maintain herb and vegetable plants in containers close to home for convenience and beauty.
Featured Plants - Rhubarb Rheum acuminatum
Featured Plants - Katsuratree Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Featured Plants - Heliopsis Heliopsis helianthoides   
Featured Plants - Plantain-leaved Pussytoes Antennaria plantaginifolia
Featured Plants - Swamp Azalea 'Delaware Blue' Rhododendron viscosum ‘Delaware Blue’
Featured Plants - Chives Allium schoenoprasum
May Fruit Tips Photo: Caroline raspberries. (More tips from HGIC)
Featured Plants - Cardoon Cynara cardunculus
Featured Plants - Wax Begonia Begonia semperflorens-cultorum
Featured Plants - Bearded Iris Iris germanicaRainbows with beards?  Iris means rainbow in Greek, yet iris come in more colors than a rainbow.  Their beard, a fuzzy appendage on the lower petal, apparently attracts or directs pollinators to pollen. Richly fragrant with big flower heads, iris make a big statement in spring.  Now there are fall blooming iris, too.
Featured Plants - Stokes' Aster Stokesia laevis ‘Klaus Jelitto’
Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay The topsoil on your property is a valuable resource and the foundation for a healthy landscape. Loss of soil through erosion can mean trouble, not only for your landscape, but for local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. If you are losing soil from your property, there are several things you can do to stop it.
Featured Plants - Escarole Cichorium endivia
Gardener Alert! Beware of Herbicide- Contaminated Compost and Manure Back to Home and Garden Center Information Center Home Page
Summer stingers – Eastern yellowjackets, Vespula maculifrons Recently, while mowing my lawn, I was jumped by a wicked band of furious yellowjackets that swarmed from their subterranean redoubt and delivered a couple of memorable stings to my ankle. As I danced away from the swirling storm, they sought retribution on my unfortunate lawnmower.
How Do You Decide When to Remove a Tree? Back to Home & Garden Information Center home pageBack to Selection, Purchasing, Planting, and Care
Create a “Herp” Friendly Landscape Back to Home and Garden Information Center Home PageBack to Wildlife
Interesting Visitors in Your Landscape Spring Peeper, Photo Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesBack to Home and Garden Information Center Home PageBack to Wildlife


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