Corymb

A corymb is similar to a panicle with the same branching structure, but with the lower flowers having longer stems, thus creating a flatter top.

Satomi Dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’)

‘Satomi’ Dogwood is a pink-flowered variety of the Korean Dogwood. This slow growing deciduous tree has a rounded form with beautiful horizontal branching. Deep pink bracts surround inconspicuous flowers and emerge in late spring, often later than other dogwood varieties and are followed by large red fruit. Fall color is orange-red. The …

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How to Collect a Soil Sample

A soil sample can help you best determine if your soils are deficient or in excess of several essential nutrients. With that knowledge you can determine if any fertilization is necessary and exactly what you need to apply. This helps over fertilizing, one of the largest causes of water pollution. …

Pruning Hibiscus

When to Prune Hibiscus Hibiscus pruning generally occurs during spring. Hibiscus plants can be lightly pruned in late summer or early fall, take caution to not prune hibiscus in late fall or winter. Late season pruning will affect the amount of new growth, hibiscus bloom on new wood this late …

Green Giant Arborvitae

The Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja standishii x plicata) is a fast growing evergreen tree. At maturity this narrow, pyramidal growing conifer will reach 40-50 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide. Often utilized as a screening tree, to block unwanted views, dampen sound and serve as a windbreak. Green Giant Arborvitae …

Muscadine Grape

The Muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia) is a species native to the southeast region of the United States. Muscadines have been under cultivation for hundreds of years. Being native to the southeast they are adapted to warm and rather humid climates, making them ideal for planting where the climate does not …

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora)

Commonly known as the Blanket Flower, Gaillardia x grandiflora is a great summer blooming perennial border plant. Gaillardia will suffer in heavy clay soils, plant in well-drained sunny locations. Gaillardia flowers continuously with out the need to dead head. Susceptible to leaf spot, powdery mildew and leafhoppers to minor degrees. …

Stamen

The pollen-bearing organ of a flower, each stamen consisting of a filament (stem) and anther which contains the pollen.

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