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The Best Time To Plant A Tree Is….

30 years ago I asked my grandfather, Albert Behnke, if he would give me a Pin Oak tree as a housewarming gift. It was the middle of August, and we had just finished building our new home. There I was, with my 3 year old son, pregnant a second time, and wanting a tree. And what does he do?

Winterburn on Broadleaved Evergreens and Perennials

With the cold, dry winter this year, you may have noticed more winter-burn on your broadleaved evergreens and evergreen perennials than you might normally see. Winter damage appears as drying along the edges of the leaves, the entire leaf, the…

National Arboretum Azaleas

Care of Azaleas & Rhododendrons

Azaleas and rhododendrons belong to the same genus of plants and have the same cultural requirements in our region. The spectacular display every spring at home after home attests to the fact that they may be easily grown if you…

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