I grew up eating molasses mixed with butter on toast or biscuits. My grandmother made “Egg Butter” by mixing molasses, egg, cinnamon, and butter in a skillet, cooking it until … (read article)

5/19/2017    Plant Diseases: Identification & Solutions

Protect Your Roses from Black Spot Disease

Black Spot is a fungal disease that attacks roses in many parts of the United States, targeting young leaves and newer canes. Here are some tips to limit this problem … (read article)

4/30/2014    Plant Diseases: Identification & Solutions, Uncategorized

Calcium: Essential for Bountiful Garden Harvests

As plants grow, they develop new cells with sturdy little walls that define the boundaries of that cell, corral its contents and separate it from its neighbors. Roots, stems, leaves … (read article)

10/23/2013    Fertilizing: Feed Me, Plant Diseases: Identification & Solutions, Uncategorized

10 Signs Your Plants Have Fungus (What?!)

Say “fungus” when talking about gardening and many people will give you a puzzled look. However, use other, often more familiar terms, and eyes light up. Fungi include the following array … (read article)

10/23/2013    Plant Diseases: Identification & Solutions, Uncategorized

Fighting Plant Diseases in the Garden

Strong, healthy plants are less susceptible to disease. To keep your plants healthy, take care of the basics first; this will make everything easier. You know, “An ounce of prevention. … (read article)

10/22/2013    Plant Diseases: Identification & Solutions, Uncategorized

Fungus Loves Water (no, this isn’t a romance story)

During the summer months, we see a significant bump in the number of gardeners who call with concerns that their plants have fungus.  Our problem solving starts with three questions: What time of day … (read article)

10/22/2013    Plant Diseases: Identification & Solutions, Uncategorized, Watering