Earthworms have long been heralded as a gardener’s best friend, as revitalizers of the soil. While this is certainly an apt description of tried-and-true composting worms such as the Red Wiggler, not all earthworms deserve such glowing praise. Take the …

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Because the Civic Garden Center hosts the OSU Extension Horticulture Helpline (513-221-TREE[8733], helpline@civicgardencenter.org Leave questions anytime, or talk to a volunteer M, W, F 10-2), gardeners occasionally call about sudden proliferations of strange growths in their yards. The birdnest fungus, …

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