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European Larch, Larix decidua

Not all conifers are evergreen, and larch is one example of a conifer that loses its needles every year. The European larch is a large, deciduous tree hardy to zone 2 that is often grown as an ornamental (the North American species, including are rarely offered in the horticulture trade). Learn more about Larix decidua in this article

Lily Imposters

Many common name for plants refer to some other plant that it supposedly resembles, but actually has no botanical relationship with. For example, creeping zinnia isn’t a zinnia and flowering maple isn’t a maple. Read about some plants that include the word “lily” in their common name, but really aren’t lilies (part of the genus Lilium or the Liliaceae family) and one REAL lily in these archived articles…

Plants Plus: Apples

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get two hours of continuing education credit for watching the two video presentations, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on growing apples.

Dark and Spooky Stuff

In keeping with the Halloween spirit — when the cultural spotlight tends to be on dark, spooky, and creepy things — review some creatures that are often depicted as creepy or spooky (but actually are beneficial to gardeners), an innocuous houseplant with a creepy creature’s name, and other topics related to the somber color of the season in these archived articles…

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