Since the introduction of the Knockout rose in the early 2000s, disease-resistant roses have become key components in landscape designs for the first time in history, used on a level similar to spirea, barberry and ornamental grasses. Many rosarians and …

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Pick up new kitchen skills and recipe ideas at the Civic Garden Center’s summer food classes  August is a time of bounty in the garden (and farmers’ markets)… so what are you going to do with all those fruits and …

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Have you seen the garden at the Civic Garden Center along Reading Road with the tall sunflowers? Below the sunflowers is a cutting garden, but not the usual kind. Most cutting gardens these days are patches of long-stemmed annuals in …

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Iridescent Beetles Galore

As a gardener, I have a wide range of feelings about insects. I go out of my way to attract certain insects to my vegetable garden, namely pollinators and insects that eat or parasitize garden pests. While some visitors to …

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