Black Knot – The Fungus Demystified

At this time of year with leaves off the trees, we often see black masses or galls attached to outer twigs of plum and cherry trees in the genus Prunus. Both ornamental and edible varieties are susceptible to this fungus, along with the native chokecherry. Sometimes apricot and peach trees are impacted. This disease produces rough,…

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Priscilla’s Garden To-Do List for Late April/Early May

Priscilla’s Garden To-Do List for Late April/Early May:   Continue to clean up garden beds by raking, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses Finish dormant pruning by May 1 when leaf-out is expected Cut back butterfly bush, smoke tree, caryopteris, beautyberry and other cutback shrubs Prepare vegetable garden beds Sow seeds of peas, spinach, kale,…

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COVID-19 Notice

The following protocols are in place: No entry into client homes Any worker who feels sick will be asked to stay home and not work Social distancing of at least 6 feet between each worker or client Wear garden gloves at all times that will be sanitized and washed daily Sanitize commonly used items such…

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