February 6, 2008

Growing Cherries in the Home Garden

Cherry trees are dual purpose plants in the landscape. They provide attractive flowers in spring and delicious fruit in early summer. Sour or tart cherries are delicious in pies and other desserts. Sweet cherries are often eaten fresh or used in salads, main dishes and desserts.

Planting Site

Two new spruce diseases?

Two possible new diseases of spruce have been seen in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic recently.

Cultivar versus Variety

As a horticulturist, it is important that I use the right terms the right way (at least most of the time). Variety and cultivar are two terms often abused by gardeners and horticulturists.