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Interloper Interference

Nuisance Nonsense Frustrated with weeds popping up in your flower and shrub beds? While there may be herbicide applications that could help, there are some things you can do to try to prevent the invasion or control them culturally and mechanically. Mulch  Mulch can provide a barrier to sunlight which will inhibit germination of weeds.…

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Plant Pathology: Rose Rosette

Rose Rosette disease Rose rosette is a novel threat to seemingly all cultivars of roses, even those previously known and used specifically for their disease resistance. Losses due to this disease have been documented on home and commercial landscapes, in nurseries as well as botanical gardens. Look for symptoms at the beginning of the season, but…

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Drought Distinction

Deficiency Diagnosis Although scarcity of water does not appear to be an issue at this moment, sufficient precipitation and relatively mild temperatures allow for consistent, adequate soil moisture levels, however, as the growing season continues and temperatures increase drought conditions may present themselves. These conditions should be closely monitored and treated accordingly. Stress can be…

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Disease Diagnostics

Current Conditions In the past couple of weeks the weather has fluctuated from mild, seasonal temperatures with about an inch of rain, then more recent cold, wet snap and back to summery feeling highs.  Seasonable day time highs, during the sunny period, and consistently cool night time lows along with the accumulated rainfall overall have been…

Partnering for Smart Growth

Today we were at the offices of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to participate in the Local Planning Committee for the 14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference in Baltimore on January 29-31, 2015. We appreciate the opportunity to participate with federal, state, and local agencies, NGOs, foundations, and academic institutions to help plan…

Plant Preference

Stock Selection A major key to the success of your landscape plants is choosing healthy, vigorous nursery stock. Nurseries grow their stock in a variety of ways based on available space, type of plants, time of year etc.. The most common methods for propagation are bare root, container grown or field planted. All of these methods…

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Ongoing Obstacles

Current Conditions In the past couple of weeks the weather has fluctuated from mild, seasonal temperatures with about an inch of rain, to the more recent cold, wet snap.  Seasonable day time highs, during the sunny period, and consistently cool night time lows along with the accumulated rainfall overall have been adequate for plant growth.…