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Month: June 2013

Native Trees

Native trees and shrubs are a vital part of any garden. Not only do they offer year round interest with colorful fruit, flowers and fall foliage, they are also an important source of food and shelter for local wildlife. Here are a few examples of native trees in Connecticut.

Acer rubrum, Red Maple, is a fast-growing shade tree reaching 40-70 feet tall. It tolerates moist sites and makes a great street tree. Red Maples have three seasons of interest with red showy flowers in the early spring, small green leaves in the summer and beautiful bright red leaves in the fall.

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Fairy Gardening

Fairy Gardening or Miniature Gardening is a tradition that has been around but has recently begun capturing the interest of gardeners and non-gardeners across the country. Creating and nurturing these tiny treasures can lift your spirits while giving you the opportunity to create something with special friends or family members. In addition, as many of us continue to downsize, Fairy Gardens are becoming increasingly popular, since they can fit just about anywhere.

 

Red Thread

There is a fungus among us this time of the year. It is called red thread.

Red thread is most common in lawns that have low fertility, experience excessive moisture, and experience cool nights.