Horticulture News: Odd little barklice – State-Journal.com

State-Journal.com Horticulture News: Odd little barkliceState-Journal.com“Herds” of barklice can be found on tree trunks during the summer. These soft-bodied insects have long antennae and a banded body. Although these insects resemble aphids and are called “lice,” they are not pests or parasites of either plants or animals. from Horticulture – …

Mexican-orange (Choisya ternata)

Mexican-orange is a dense evergreen shrub. Mature height may range from 6-8’ high and just as wide. Not only are the white 1-1.25” flowers fragrant but the green foliage has a distinctive odor. Flowering from May to June and will occasionally bloom for longer periods.

How to Properly Mulch Your Trees

A neighbor recently asked me to evaluate his pine trees. Two Austrian Pine trees flank his driveway and one was suffering significant …

lenticels, cherry bark


(lěn’tĭ-sěl’) Raised pore on the surface of bark, which provides access for air to the inner tissues. image source: wlcutler

Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’

Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ is a  sport of  Heuchera ‘Obsidian’. This selection has the same deep black-purple leaves as ‘Obsidian’ but with bright pink …

Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum)

Perennial. Low growing, (4 to 6in.) spreading, succulents with rosettes of fleshy leaves in shades of crimson and green. Grown for the …

secondary branches

Secondary Branches

Branches, secondary. Never directly from the trunk but from other branches.