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Dividing Karl Foerster grass 3 Replies

When is the right time to divide this grass? Mine has gone hollow in the middle and falls over. I know it's time to divide, but I need to know the right time in zone 5-6.

Started by Siegrid. Last reply by Pamela Pilling Aug 14, 2010.

Rhododendrons 5 Replies

A friend of mine gave me a 5 foot cutting of her rhodie that she was moving. If I stick this in the ground, will it grow for me??

Started by Michelle's Green Thumb. Last reply by Pamela Pilling Jul 29, 2010.

What are your favorite perennial work horses in your garden? 13 Replies

You know those plants that get stuck in any spot till you find the perfect one to replace them?  That act as a backdrop to everything and anything?  Or cover the ground with surefooted dexterity? …Continue

Tags: favorites, perennial

Started by Pamela Pilling. Last reply by Pamela Pilling Jul 2, 2010.

Elderberry Sambucus Nigira 6 Replies

I bought an Elderberry tree from a catalog, so it was only about 18" tall last fall,  the top all died off and all the leaves are at the base, is this normal? I'm thinking it might be too cold or…Continue

Tags: Elderberry

Started by Michelle Brusven. Last reply by Michelle Brusven Jun 29, 2010.

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Comment by Valerie on January 25, 2011 at 12:37pm
Has anyone seen this kind of mutation on a Coneflower before? I got this plant from my brother and I think it is Magnus because of it;s size. Second year at my garden and half the blooms look like this.
Comment by Michelle Brusven on June 29, 2010 at 9:38am
For Slugs use beer in a styrofoam cup or bottom of a milk carton burried to soil level, slugs love beer and fall in and drown. hope it helps
Comment by Bebe Bloomz on June 23, 2010 at 5:18pm
Try chopsticks to remove slugs- it works well and you needn't touch (ech) them.
Comment by Judy Nuttman on June 16, 2010 at 8:00pm
I boil water real hot then pour it on my weeds & it kills them, mite have to do it 2 times but it has worked for me.
Comment by Mary Catherine Johnston on June 1, 2010 at 5:57am
I have a horrible weed, red sorrel. It showed up last year from who knows where and is spreading like wildfire, by runner and seed. Yesterday I cleaned it out of one perennial bed but know for sure it will reappear. Does anyone know how to get rid of this pest?
Comment by Leslie Nikulka/Ouderkirk on May 9, 2010 at 12:51am
Hi Everyone! I need help identifying one of my faithful perrenials. I lost the tag and I'm not sure.....I think it might be the "Star of Bethleham". Can anyone confirm or correct me on this?

Comment by Shelley Smith on March 19, 2010 at 8:55am
It is amazing isn't it mary,
I live in southern ontario but i am still in awe and have been getting alot of the same things done in my garden this week. i added you as a friend hope you accept. I am so excited about this gardening season since we moved last summer in the middle of the summer and were busy with the house so the only thing i realy did with tha garden was knowtice its lack of this and that.... something i hope to fix this summer.
Comment by Mary Catherine Johnston on March 19, 2010 at 6:57am
Who ever thought I'd be working in my gardens this early, mid-March, in Northern Ontario. This mild spell gave me the opportunity to clean up a lot of plants, to cut down the peonies and lillies and to dig out some perennial weeds before they get any bigger.I even managed to prune the rose bushes. After 2 years of minimal care, this early start has been great.and I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in the gardens this year.
Comment by Teresa Soule on March 17, 2010 at 9:41pm
Thanks for the coffe ground tip for slugs. I will give that a try.
Comment by Shelley Smith on March 16, 2010 at 3:11pm
Thanks Kay, today was amazing out so i went out and did my dead heading of the plants i knew were safe to dead head, and also the ornimental grasses, along with the pruning of a few roses and many other bushes. the weather here in southern ontario today is amazing! its about 17C out here. i'm supposed to be on nights right now but the weather is to good to give up and plan to get back out there doing more clean up and such once some pain i am having goes away.

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