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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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Firethorn


If anyone has experience with this shrub they know how aggressive the sharp thorns can be. Pyracantha (Pyracantha coccinea), otherwise known as firethorn, is a climbing woody shrub that produces bright reddish orange berry-like fruits. They persist late into the … Continue reading

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