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Monday Melange: Mayapple or American Mandrake
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 28 July 2014
Mayapple or mandrake
Mayapple also known as American mandrake, is a perennial woodland plant with large white flowers that flower between March and May and small edible fruits that ripen between May and August.

Friday Five: Trees for Small Gardens
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 25 July 2014
Smaller yards need smaller trees to keep the landscape in proportion and to keep it at “people scale”.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Seashore Gardens
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 24 July 2014
Dune flowers
It’s a fact that gardening at the seashore is a bit different than gardening inland, but it’s really just a matter of finding the right plants.

Wednesday What's New: Southwestern Pepper Hybrids
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Hot peppers
Most of the peppers consumed in the US are imported from Mexico and Canada but scientists are working hard to change that, developing new varieties that are heat, drought, and disease resistant.

Tuesday Tools & Products: Bat Houses
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Bat House
Bat houses provide shelter for bats, mammals that devour mosquitoes and other insects at the rate of 500 to 1000 per hour, reducing the need for insecticides outdoors and in the garden.

Monday Melange: Kentucky Coffee Tree
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 21 July 2014
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Native to the US, Kentucky coffee tree is an ornamental tree with showy flowers that bloom in late spring and sturdy reddish-brown seedpods that ripen in October.

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