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Eat your greens

Plant turnips, collards and other cool-season edibles, and keep the cornbread handy

Subscriber onlyOrange, red, yellow and brown are the colors of fall, but for gardeners pulling up summer plants and thinking about cool-season crops, now is a great time to plant greens. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ All of a sudden my three crape myrtles have leaves that turned a rusty color. The leaves have some mottling color with a bit of green, but mostly rust color. I am rather house-bound following knee surgery, but a couple of people have said they too have seen this change of leaf color almost overnight. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ I was recently sitting outside on my deck and I saw the most unusual insect. I thought it was a small branch or stick that had fallen from the overhead tree, but then it started moving. Upon close inspection it had legs. What in the world is it and are they beneficial or harmful? Continue reading...