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Baneberry, Actaea spp.

With finely cut foliage that remains attractive through the growing season and conspicuous fruit which provide ornamental interest into the fall, red baneberry and white baneberry are two similar woodland plants that can be great additions to shady gardens. These species do have poisonous fruit, so need to be used with caution. Learn more about these native perennials …

Worms

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 and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on worms found in Wisconsin.

Katydids

Katydids are one of the many creatures buzzing, trilling and chirping away in the summer night insect chorus. These cricket and grasshopper relatives are fairly large insects, but often overlooked because they come in colors and shapes that blend in with their environment to prevent predation. Learn about the main groups of katydids and some interesting facts about these plant-eating insects…

Sweet Autumn Clematis, Clematis terniflora

With billowy masses of fragrant white flowers, sweet autumn clematis makes a statement in the late-season garden when few other plants are blooming. However, this non-native plant does self-seed aggressively and is considered an invasive species in many parts of the East and Midwest. Learn more about Clematis terniflora in this article…

Cole Crops

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 3 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on cole crops.

Iconic Gardens of Portland, Oregon: The Rose Garden, Japanese Garden & Chinese Garden

Portland, Oregon is a green city buzzing with culture, food, and a love of plants. With the nickname “The City of Roses” and a great climate for growing a wide range of horticultural delights, it’s also home to wonderful public gardens. Take a virtual tour of three iconic gardens there – the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and Chinese Garden – in this article…

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