Pollination
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        Sometimes we notice things in our gardening endeavors that are puzzling. In time the proverbial light bulb may appear over our heads and an explanation for the oddity presents itself. One of those eureka moments occurred recently. Several years ago I ordered seeds for a purple tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa.) These tomatillos are much sweeter...

      Safety and the Dying Ash Tree
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plant Problems

        Ash Fraxinus spp Last month we commented on the wooly adelgid and its attack on the local hemlock.  Another pest, the emerald ash borer, has been with us for some time and some unexpected results of this infestation are coming to light. The emerald ash borer has not only devastated ash trees they have...

      Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon Serendipity is the art of happy accident. It is one of those made up words and was coined in 1775 by Horace Walpole. He first used it in a letter to a friend describing a fortuitous discovery he had made. The reference came from an old Persian fairy tale, “The Three...

      Fothergilla
      By lavender at Apr. 3. 2018. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      The plant of the month is fothergilla. It is so designated because we now have one large plant and many suckers courtesy of our donor extraordinaire John. The large plant was 3 feet tall and very heavy. We rolled it off the truck and into a hole so hopefully it will adapt and provide us...

      DTEGC Gift Wrapping
      By lavender at Dec. 16. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Events

      The Down to Earth Garden Club will be gift wrapping at the DuBois Mall Sunday, December 17 through Saturday, December 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The wrapping station will be on the main corridor in front of Christopher Banks. All paper, boxes, ribbons, etc. are provided by the club. Donations go directly to...


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