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Care of Phalaenopsis orchids (moth orchid)

Phalaenopsis (Phals), also known as moth orchids have probably increased the allure of orchid culture for the general public more than any other orchid genus. They are mass produced and are reasonably priced. Phals are readily available in big box stores and the many hybrids are very easy to grow...

Best Practices - Soils

for healthy soil Soil is not “dirt.” It is a precious natural resource that is too often neglected and mismanaged. These are some best practices for managing soil in gardens and landscapes: Perform a soil test before starting a major project like a vegetable garden or lawn renovation. Maintain soil...

Yarrow

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photo: Yarrow (Archillea millefolium) foliage General description Yarrow is a perennial broadleaf weed. Yarrow adapts to droughty soils that are not fertilized. The foliage is feathery, soft and hairy. Reproduction Spreads by seed and...

Red Sorrel (Sheep sorrel)

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photo: Red Sorrel, Rumex acetosella General description Sorrel, also called sheep sorrel is a perennial broadleaf weed. The leaves are 1-3 inches long and arrow-shaped. Growth habit Young plants form a rosette of foliage near the ground...

Common Cinquefoil

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex) General description Common cinquefoil is a perennial broadleaf weed. It reaches only 4-6 inches tall. Stems are rough and hairy. The leaves have five leaflets and the margins are toothed. Produces...

Prostrate Spurge

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Prostrate Spurge, Euphorbia maculata General description Prostrate spurge is a summer annual broadleaf weeds that spreads by seed. Spurge is low growing. The leaves are oval in shape, small, and opposite along the stem. There is usually a...

Oxalis (Yellow Woodsorrel)

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) (General Weed Gallery) Photo: Yellow Woodsorrel or Oxalis, Oxalis stricta General description Yellow woodsorrel, a perennial weed, is usually first noticed when it forms yellow flowers from May through September. The stems are green to purple, erect, branching...

Knotweed

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photo: Knotweed, Polygonum avicular General description Knotweed is a summer annual broadleaf weeds that spreads by seed. Is low-growing and has wiry stems that form a mat. Leaves vary in shape depending on the maturity of the plant...

Carpetweed

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photos: Carpetweed, Mollugo verticillata General description Carpetweed is a summer annual broadleaf weed that spreads by seed. Seeds begin to germinate as soils begin to warm in early spring and continue to germinate throughout the...

Black Medic

(More lawn weeds) (Control Options) ( General Weed Gallery) Photo: Black Medic, Medicago lupulina General description Black Medic is usually first noticed when it produces numerous round yellow flowers in clover like clusters. Flowers eventually form black seedpods that persist on dark brown to...

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