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Black gum is an underused landscape tree


Trees are beginning to change color. One of the earliest and most spectacular is the black gum. You won’t see much of it in domestic landscapes around here, but maybe you should. Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) is a common forest … Continue reading

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Poppies are an old time finicky favorite


I often get asked about raising poppies. In my opinion they are among the most beautiful flowers.  However, most types are difficult to establish, especially the large flowered types. I’ve seen clumps of poppies that were far older than me, … Continue reading

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