October 20, 2018


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National Gardening Association

   Maple trees don't change color in the fall   

"I've owned my house for 20 years and my question is about my 2 huge maple trees don't change color in the fall. Im not sure of what type of maples they are, but some leaves have a tiny bit of yellow, but fell mostly green. The leaves fall at the same time as other trees in the area which do change color. I love the looks of the bright reds, oranges and yellows of the changing leaves and wonder if there is something that I can do. Is there some nutrient that the trees may need? I fertilize the lawn twice a year, that doesn't seem to affected the trees at all, neither good or bad. Also, some of the roots coming up to the surface are quite thick. Is it ok to cut these small sections sticking up through the dirt? They are as far at 10 from the trunks of the trees. Any help is appreciated. Thank you." - Read the answer


The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
Here it is, the final raffle of the year!
Growing Miniature Roses
Not so long ago, miniature roses were almost strictly the province of hobbyists, usually ones already bitten by the rose-growing bug. But now, thanks to the influence of European gardeners and nurseries, an entirely new category of miniature rose is available here. In fact, these florist or European-style minis are the type you're most likely to encounter at supermarkets, chain stores, and discount stores. While the two types look pretty much the same to casual observers, it's useful to understand how these florist minis compare to the familiar miniature garden roses.
Plant Care: Pears
Check out our plant care and collection of varities of Pears.
Perennial Tulips
Listening to some gardeners talk about it, you would think that a genuinely "perennial" tulip is some kind of holy grail. The dream of a tulip that comes back and multiplies has inspired and then eluded many gardeners. Any skepticism you may have is why I hesitate to make the following claim, but here it is: Wild or species tulips are perennials. Under optimal conditions, they will come back year after year and usually increase in numbers. In many cases, gardeners find themselves pulling out some that have strayed too far.
Plant Care: Gourds, Squashes And Pumpkins
Check out our plant care and collection of varities of Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins.
Plant Care: Irises
Check out our plant care and collection of varities of Irises.


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