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Here’s a little primer on mulch placement. Keep mulch away from the bases of plants and trees. Trees can be harmed or killed by mulching too heavily around the trunk. Perennials and other plants can be smothered or damaged by heavy mulch around the crown as well. Mulch is a wonderful tool in the garden, but it pays to pay attention to placement.   Brevities #OTD Today in 1926, the Green Bay Press-Gazette posted an article titled, “Ice Cream Grown on Vine in the yard of Former Kentuckian.” The article was about the fabulous Colonel Henry Wallace Johnston who, until the age of 50, had operated a hardware store in...

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Did You Know Tarragon is an Artemisia?

July 16, 2020

Like all plants in the Artemisia (“AR-tah-MEE-zee-ah”) genus, Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) casts a gray and silvery foliage (although these pictures don’t reflect that.)    …

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust

August 12, 2020

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Ode to Watermelon

Ode to Watermelon

August 3, 2020

by Anonymous Up from the South, by boat and train.  Now comes the King of Fruits again;  Lucious feast for judge or felon,  Glorious, sun-kissed…

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