March 2010


Espalier is the art, or process, of controlling plant growth in a flat plane, usually against a wall or fence, or along a trellis. This horticultural technique trains woody trees or shrubs through pruning and trying to create two-dimensional plants, often in specific patterns. Because a plant pruned in this way uses far less space, …

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Aphid Control

Aphids are a common garden pest. They do damage by sucking the plants they infest and by excreting sticky honeydew. The following are tips to prevent and control aphids. Avoid over fertilizing: Aphids prefer tender new growth that appears in profusion with over fertilized plants. Use slow release fertilizer. Monitor: Check your plants once a …

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