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Many gardeners are looking for aquatic plants that will not be a problem in the local streams and creeks. This publication provides beautiful alternatives to many of the aquatic or bog plants that are considered invasive species.
For example, some of the suggested plants that could be used to replace Vinca include: Serbian Bellflower (Campanual poscharskyana),Bear’s-foot Hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), Heartleaf Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia and hybrids),Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis), Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum, and finally Sarcococca (Sarcococca hookerana humilis). These are all beautiful plants that will grow well in the shade with only a moderate amount of water.
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When you do prune your palm trees, the ideal time is when the weather is dry to prevent disease problems from occurring.
The bark may appear dark with an amber colored gumming on the branches.
To combate that the disease and reduce the potential for Eutypa to infect trees, you should begin pruning your apricot and cherry trees during the later part of summer and early fall at least 4-6 weeks prior to rainfall. However, realize that you may be opening your trees to sunburn with summer pruning so be sure to paint exposed branches with a diluted white latex housepaint with 50:50 water to paint mix. Also avoid pruning if you are going to have an extended period of 100 degree plus weather.
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First, consider a heavy mulch layer. For more.....