The weekly newsletter for August 17, 2019.
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August 17, 2019 - Issue #422

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Planning for Fall

The summer harvest is in full swing. Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, corn, squash, and melons are ripening, giving us the fresh fixings for many a delicious summer meal. But the days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. It's time to think about planting to continue the harvest as the seasons change.

Avoiding the Mummy Berry in Blueberries

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray and hard. Blossoms turn brown and dry up, immature berries may fall before they ripen and eventually the tips of branches may wilt and die.

Plants to Extend Your Blooming Garden into Fall

As the heat of the summer starts to give way to cooler days and nights it's time to think about getting the most out of the fall season that lies ahead. There are a number of plants that thrive in the fall, and depending on where you live, the time is here or fast approaching when you should start planning for extending the growing season. There are plants for show, edible plants, and some that do double duty that just might fit your design and taste. Here are a few that I like.

Drying Flowers

What you dry is just as important as how you dry it. The drying techniques that I describe work for all flowers- come join the fun!

Fall Tree Care

When thinking about fall tree maintenance, think unstaking and untying, unwrapping, unmulching and unbinding.

Growing Herbs Indoors

Everyone seems to want to grow herbs these days. And why not? Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors and herbal gifts through the rest of the year.

Plant Care: Yarrows

Check out our plant care and collection of varities of Yarrows.

Lovely new photos from this week
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pray Without Ceasing')
by Ahead:

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Knautia (Knautia macedonica)
by dirtdorphins:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bumble Bee Flasher')
by floota:

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Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Prodigy')
by dirtdorphins:

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Dahlia 'Narrows Pam'
by Melissamaeday:

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African Marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Sweet Cream')
by csandt:

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Cheddar Pink (Dianthus Dessertâ„¢ Raspberry Swirl)
by DaylilySLP:

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Dahlia 'Hollyhill Bewitched'
by Melissamaeday:

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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Yummy Accent')
by dirtdorphins:

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White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan')
by JeffLoflinECV:

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