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Picture of Poison Ivy
So, what does Poison Ivy look like? Click the picture to see this example and more!

Pulling Ivy From a Tree

Other Recent Articles:
Singe the Poppy!

Time to spot seed!
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and demonstration movie clip)

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By far, the most important tool
in my shed is my Pruners!

I HIGHLY recomend Felco brand pruners.
They keep their edge and are a reliable, long lasting, dependable shearing tool! Definitley worth the little bit of extra money (over buying cheap knock-offs!)

These can be difficult to find in local shops, so I am happy to make available here the "Cadillac" of Pruners,
at a very reasonible price!

APRIL 4, 2012: Seasonal interest bulletin

Boxwood leaf miner is a resident pest of Buxus - true boxwood. It is rarely fatal, but does cause unsightly blistering of leaves and
discoloration of foliage.

Here are some realted links:
The life cycle and detailed pictures of Leaf Miner specific to Boxwood

Chemical treatment and timing

More specific treatment and timing

Fact Sheet from U. Fla.

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What the HECK?
Friend or Foe?
LadyBug Nymph

I will give you a hint: They LOVE to eat Aphids!!! Click the picture to find out!

Lila has a Summer Tip! May17
Ex-Lax makes moles
Go Away!
May 10
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