July is for Fruit Thinning, Smart Harvesting and Night Time Feeders

Thinning Fruit, Smart Harvesting, Night Time Feeders & Other July News

View as a PDF “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” – James Dent   Fruit Thinning Most home gardeners who grow fruit trees know the importance of pruning for better air circulation, pest and disease control and […]

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Hostas in a garden

Great Hostabilities

View As PDF By Dawn Pettinelli, UConn Home & Garden Education Center So versatile and ubiquitous are hostas that I have yet to visit a garden that doesn’t have at least one whether left by a previous gardener or selected by the present one. Hostas certainly are workhorses of the garden renowned for their shade […]

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