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Why can’t landscapers refrain from using weedy ornamental pears?


We need some warm spring weather to rid us of those fetid white blossoms on the ornamental pears (Pyrus calleryana). While the bloom can be spectacular, I dread the musky fishy stench every spring. It’s even worse than that of … Continue reading

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Arborvitae is more than a pretty foundation shrub


I’ve always been a big fan of versatile plants. Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) is a common ornamental shrub locally, but that same species is indigenous and grows into a rather large tree in my native Maine. Up there locals call it … Continue reading

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