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When to Prune Hydrangeas

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       One of the questions I get asked the most is when to prune hydrangeas.  Hydrangeas do not need to be cut back to live a long, floriferous life, however, there may be times that it will need to be trimmed.  Knowing what type of plant you …

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Are You Throwing Away Gold?

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     By this time of year you are probably tired of raking and disposing of all those leaves.  Well, leaves do not have to be a burden as they can be turned into a valuable soil enhancing material through composting.  Believe it or not, there’s treasure to …

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Woolly Bears

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardner     The following article was written by my fellow master gardener (Gold Level), Gwen Rinker. “These fuzzy caterpillars are famous for crossing roads and your driveway in autumn and for their alleged ability to predict the weather.  As soon as the weather gets chilly you can usually …

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