January 7, 2022

Growing Philodendrons

Philodendrons are some of the easiest houseplants to grow. This diverse group of tropical plants often thrive on neglect. Grown for their attractive leaves, these plants come in a wide range of shapes, colors, patterns and sizes.

Care of Orchids

photo of Moth Orchid  (Phalaenopsis)

Orchids can be found on every continent except Antarctica, but it’s the tropical regions of the world that grow the most diverse number of species.  They are noted for their uniquely shaped, colorful, and often fragrant flowers.

Invasive plants FAQ

The USDA Forest Service defines an invasive plant as a “non-native plant to the ecosystem under consideration whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm to the economy, environment, or human health."

Preventing ice and snow damage on trees and shrubs

A snowy backyard with a snow covered fence, tree and bush.

Heavy amounts of snow and ice on the branches of trees and shrubs can cause considerable damage. Multi-stemmed evergreens, such as junipers and arborvitae, and weak-wooded deciduous trees, such as Siberian elm, green ash, and silver maple, are most susceptible to branch breakage.

Vermicomposting: A How-To

Red wiggler worms

Worm composting, or vermicomposting is often used for composting kitchen scraps. It is an appropriate option for a basement or other semi-heated indoor space.

New fungicide use encyclopedia article

Just about everyone who has experience gardening or taking care of landscape plants has thought about the need for a fungicide. It can be confusing and overwhelming to figure out what type to use when to use and how they should be applied.

Upcoming horticulture conferences and webinars, 2022

Upcoming conferences and meeting for gardeners and producers to learn new tools, tips, and techniques.