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Monday Melange: Sweet Birch
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 02 May 2016
Sweet Birch tree bark and leaves
With its interesting bark, showy spring catkins, and yellow fall color sweet birch (Betula lenta;) is a wonderful addition to any naturalistic garden landscape.

Monday Melange: Wild Mock Orange
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 11 April 2016
Wild or California mock orange
Wild mock oranges are prized for their beautiful fragrant white flowers, which are reminiscent of orange blossoms, and adored by bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Why Shrubs Don't Flower
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 31 March 2016
Oak leaf hydrangea
If you're one of the unlucky few that planted a flowering shrub or two in the fall and waited with baited breath for flowers to appear in the next growing season--only to be disappointed when there were no flowers, you're probably wondering what happened.

Monday Melange: New Jersey Tea
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 28 March 2016
New Jersey Tea shrub
The leaves of the New Jersey tea, a shrub native to the eastern US, were used as a substitute for tea—albeit without the caffeine--during the American Revolutionary War.

Wednesday What's New: Allergy Free Gardening
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Pollen on a pine tree
High pollen counts, combined with hot weather and lack of rain can spell misery for allergy sufferers, including those who enjoy gardening.

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