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The Tick – Lyme – Barberry Connection

MARYLAND, by the UMD Home and Garden Information Center Invasive barberry can increase deer tick populations AND increase how many of those ticks carry Lyme disease as well! Learn more about managing barberry: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/csi-cas… University of Maryland Extension, Home and Garden Information Center. http://extension.umd.edu/hgic Send in your plant and pest questions! Our certified horticultural professionals answer for …Read more »

How to Repot Indoor Plants

MINNESOTA Video by Bachman’s Floral, Home and Garden in the Minneapolis area.

So Many Goldenrods, So Little Time

ILLINOIS By botanist Matt Candeias  at In Defense of Plants Nothing says late summer quite like the blooming of the goldenrods. These conspicuous members of the aster family get a bad rap because many folks blame them for causing hay fever. This is simply not true! In this video we take a closer look at …Read more »

Japanese Anemone Plant Profile

SILVER SPRING, MD By Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine Commonly known as Japanese Anemones — they actually come from China — the fall blooming anemones found in our gardens are usually hybrids of these three Asian species: A. hupehensis, A. tomentosa, and A. vitifolia. Anemones are often known as windflowers, because the genus …Read more »

Fertilizing Lawns

CHICAGO, IL From Milorganite (which sells organic fertilizers made from treated sewage – very safe) by horticulturist Melinda Myers. Great explanation of choices the homeowner has – including a lower-maintenance lawn than a golf course. For low-maintenance, she recommends just one feeding per year, in the fall. The video does sell Milorganite products, but the information …Read more »

Choose the Right Grass Seed

CORNELL U. FOR NEW YORK STATE AUDIENCE Published March 9, 2016. Cornell University turfgrass expert Dr. Frank Rossi narrates this short how-to video from the free ebook Lawn Care: The Easiest Steps To An Attractive Environmental Asset. Confirm that the cool-season grass seed combination in the seed bag is the best match for your needs. …Read more »

Patch Weak or Bare Spots in your Lawn

CORNELL U. FOR A NEW YORK STATE AUDIENCE Published March 9, 2016 Cornell University turfgrass team shares how-to patch weak or bare spots in your lawn in this video from the free ebook Lawn Care: The Easiest Steps To An Attractive Environmental Asset. If there is an empty space in your lawn, weeds will more …Read more »

Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs

NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Across the country fall is the time to plant spring bulbs. To get great color and pop from your spring beauties, follow Charlie Nardozzi’s steps for designing, planting, and maintaining a bulb garden.

Tracy’s 50 Plants

PORTLAND, OR From an episode of Garden Time TV, a visit with Tracy DiSabato-Aust to learn about her book “50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants.” This book picks plants that meet a tough list of requirements. That means they will survive in anyone’s garden and flourish. Lots more viewing to be had on the Garden Time TV Youtube Channel.

Dormant Pruning of Southern Highbush Blueberry

GEORGIA, from the University of Georgia Extension Transcript: Hello, my name is Erick Smith. I’m with the University of Georgia at the Tifton Campus, and I’m the small fruit specialist for South Georgia. Today we’re going to talk about pruning rabbiteye blueberries in the dormant season. The reason we prune rabbiteye blueberries in the dormant season is to …Read more »

How to Prune Hardy Kiwi

NEW PALTZ, NY by Lee Reich Kiwifruits need lots of pruning — the right cuts, of course — for best bearing and best flavor. Here we go with where and what to prune. One year later, I harvested lots of great-tasting fruits. (Cat was there, but not a lot of help.) GGVideos editor Charlie Nardozzi …Read more »

How to Design a Vegetable Garden

UTAH, by Alison Reynolds of Ali’s Organics and Garden Supplies To design a well-organized vegetable garden, start with graph paper so you can draw your design to scale, mark the compass points and then map out precisely how you want your plants distributed. Plan your vegetable garden like a pro with the help of this …Read more »