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Check for girdling roots when choosing plant at nursery

Check for girdling roots when choosing plant at nursery

Girdling roots, larger roots that grow in circles, occur in plants when they are very young at the nursery. The roots of these plants...

Virginia Tech Studies Controlling Invasive Plant With Fungus

Virginia Tech graduate student Rachel Brooks is testing how the fungus verticillium attacks tree of heaven, an invasive species for which Brooks used the...
MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant is related to ginseng, English ivy

MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant is related to ginseng, English ivy

This mystery plant can grow to be 30 feet tall, and has small white flowers produced in umbrella-like clusters. Photo by Linda Lee It’s...
Rosette disease takes out roses at Woodway arboretum, a growing issue locally

Rosette disease takes out roses at Woodway arboretum, a growing issue locally

Roses are dying all over McLennan County, felled by an incurable disease that kills slowly but surely. Dubbed “Witches Broom” because it spawns gnarly,...
Plant-Based Renewal In The Food Industry

Plant-Based Renewal In The Food Industry

Summary Convenience foods got us in nutritional trouble, but healthy can still be convenient. The counter-trend, towards plant-based whole foods, has momentum reflecting the...
World Plant ‘Milk’ Day Angers Dairy Farmers on a Global Scale

World Plant ‘Milk’ Day Angers Dairy Farmers on a Global Scale

Celebrating plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk, World Plant ‘Milk’ Day is taking place today, angering dairy farmers on a global scale. The second annual...
Rare 'Unicorn' Plant, Which Hasn't Been Seen in 131 Years, Discovered In Maine

Rare ‘Unicorn’ Plant, Which Hasn’t Been Seen in 131 Years, Discovered In Maine

Unicorn root growing in a field Maine conservationists just rediscovered a plant that hasn't been seen in the state for more than a century,...
Better Plant Data at the Root of Ecosystem Models

Better Plant Data at the Root of Ecosystem Models

A look at exposed fine-root systems. The latest release of FRED helps ecosystem scientists incorporate information on functional root traits and symbiotic relationships within...
Cooling Dallas’s Concrete Jungle

Cooling Dallas’s Concrete Jungle

Finding shade isn’t always easy in Dallas, Texas. Though home to one of the nation’s largest urban forests—the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest—there’s a dearth...
Researchers discover key to mass producing beneficial plant compounds

Researchers discover key to mass producing beneficial plant compounds

PHOTO: Natalia Dudareva has uncovered the switches that control terpenoid production in plants. The findings may lead to methods for increasing production of the...
Care Tips for Long-Lasting Peonies

Care Tips for Long-Lasting Peonies

Our August peonies are here and ready for your enjoyment. There are few flowers that are more of a crowd-pleaser than our very own...
Soybean a top plant in Pennsylvania

Soybean a top plant in Pennsylvania

Rachel Milliron is a field and forage crops educator covering southwestern Pennsylvania. Soybeans are one of the top 10 agricultural products produced in Pennsylvania....
Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Plant Royal Catchfly, and you will be rewarded with brilliant red fireworks in your summer garden. Add to the cast hummingbirds and butterflies, and...
The Seasonal Flower Movement in Mexico: A Conversation with Gabriela Salazar from La Musa de las Flores

The Seasonal Flower Movement in Mexico: A Conversation with Gabriela Salazar from La Musa...

As we continue our blog series exploring local flowers, I wanted to chat with Gabriela Salazar of La Musa de las Flores in Mexico...
Plant these herbs, flowers to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard

Plant these herbs, flowers to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard

0 Plant marigolds to keep the mosquitoes away from your yard. Contributed by Sustainable Food Center It’s summertime in Central Texas, and that means...
It’s boomtime for Alaska blooms at local farmers markets

It’s boomtime for Alaska blooms at local farmers markets

Rob Wells grows and sells dahlias and dahlia tubers from his Palmer-area farm. One of the many varieties on dahlias Wells grows is the...

Global Peony Cut Flowers Market 2018 Research, Industry Trends, Supply, Sales, Demands, Analysis and...

MarketResearchNest.com adds “ Global Peony Cut Flowers Market Research Report 2018 ” new report to its research database. The report spread across 117 pages...
Distillery launches anniversary rose

Distillery launches anniversary rose

The anniversary rose is a good choice for warmer climates. Four Roses Distillery has partnered with grower Jackson & Perkins to launch a special...
Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money

Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money

LONOKE, Ark. - Through water and fields, 2018 has placed technology in the hands of farmers. "A point and click," says Dr. Jarod Hardke,...
Rural flower stands worth stopping

Rural flower stands worth stopping

Gardener Juli Perry harvests flowers mid-morning at Dan’s Flower Farm in Sedgwick. It isn’t summer in Maine without fresh, vibrant bouquets of flowers scattered...
Flower lovers flock to U-pick Springville farm

Flower lovers flock to U-pick Springville farm

SPRINGVILLE,N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - Mother Nature can't take all the credit for that splash of color on Route 240 in Springville, N.Y. Ellen Krzemien started...
Washington Post Highlights Challenges and Potential of Floral Industry Workforce

Washington Post Highlights Challenges and Potential of Floral Industry Workforce

In an Aug. 5 story, The Washington Post detailed efforts to attract younger workers into horticulture fields. A major national newspaper recently highlighted the...
SF Flower Mart—a Martha Stewart favorite—will move to Potrero Hill

SF Flower Mart—a Martha Stewart favorite—will move to Potrero Hill

A longtime staple in SoMa—not to mention a favorite of Martha Stewart—the beloved SF Flower Mart will take root in a new Potrero Hill...
Gardening: Agave flower stalks stand tall in the plant kingdom

Gardening: Agave flower stalks stand tall in the plant kingdom

Octopus agave (Agave vilmoriniana) (Photo by Joshua Siskin) Question: Is the life of an agave lengthened if its flower stalk is cut off early?...
Cleome ‘spider flowers’ a favorite in Southern gardens

Cleome ‘spider flowers’ a favorite in Southern gardens

The delicate rose-pink flowers of ‘Rose Queen’ cleome add an airy effect to the garden. Cleome (Cleome hassleriana) mixes well with other summer annuals,...

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