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Subscriber onlyMARCH Spring is definitely in the air -- and visible in our gardens. We are a good two weeks or more ahead of schedule. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ Is it too early to put a three-in-one insect, disease and pest control product on my Knockout roses? They have the beginnings of some new growth at this time. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ [Last] summer some of my azaleas showed white specks on black branches. Now it has spread to other bushes, and they don't look too good. One of the small ones lost a lot of leaves, and the mulch underneath it turned black. Summer 2015 I sprayed with a fungus and insect killer, but it didn't help. I try not to use too many pesticides because I don't want to harm the birds that eat insects. Should I remove the bushes? Continue reading...