Pest Management Articles
There’s nothing worse than walking into your garden and finding that deer have devoured your favorite plants. Short of installing nine-foot-tall deer fencing or repeatedly applying repellants, there are few sure cures. The good news is that there are specific plant traits that deer generally avoid. These four kinds of plants are your best bet if you share your garden with Bambi and her friends.
Roses are obviously beautiful, but notoriously terrifying to care for. We introduce roses that are easier to grow and enjoy! We choose roses with good disease resistance, long bloom times, and self-cleaning natures (goodbye deadheading!). Your garden will look like it’s maintained by professionals. We’ve made a guide to help you garden with confidence and get the most out of your Proven Winners ColorChoice roses.
Gain some helpful tips about how to care for perennial plants including which types benefit from deadheading, how often to fertilize and divide, and much more in this informative article.
Have you ever seen a rose looking a little bit…weird? It could have rose rosette disease. Here’s our FAQ on the problem, what to do if you get it, and how you can prevent it.
Photos courtesy of:
Jennifer Olson, Oklahoma State University, Bugwood.org
I am once again writing about my garden each month. You'll get to see the good and the bad, after all gardening is a different adventure every year.
These tiny grasshoppers are less than ¼” in length and emerge with one thing only on their mind EATING.
Are these nasty pests devouring your favorite flowers and plants this summer? Here’s what you can do to stop them.
You aren’t the only one excited to see all that lush green new growth and colorful blooms popping up in your garden. If you’re like a lot of gardeners, you have slugs and snails hiding in your garden. They come out to feast after you are fast asleep, riddling your beautiful plants with noticeable holes and your blood pressure goes WAY up! So how can you control this assault on your precious plants? There is no magic wand for most of us, the truth is it takes a lot of diligence to control these pests, but there are options and you can make an impact!
What's going on, my petunias and geraniums have stopped blooming and there are tiny holes in the leaves, flowers and buds.
Goji is a sprawling shrub with long, flexible canes and clusters of small, grey-green leaves. The flowers are a brilliant royal purple and they appear in late spring/early summer along the length of the canes. They give way to juicy, bright red fruits that resemble small peppers. They grow sweeter as they mature on the plant. Goji plants continue to flower and produce fruit through the first heavy frost.