What's Up 116: Running Roots, mildew, invasive plants, hydrangeas

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Blue hydrangeas: It's a wrap?
When cuts cure mildew
Dividing the wild Coreopsis
Wild and native dilemmas
Another fine non-smokebush
Tall trees vs. old wall
Fish fast, hold that edge
Cure a peony
Best the beasts and weeds
Light mulch, light a pumpkin

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"...it's awfully cold in November... this is great weather..." Mary Topf
"...snapping turtles eat Swan River daisies" Susan Page
aggressive spreaders
air flow and mildew
alternative to invasive species
balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus
banyan trees
bee balm, Monarda 'Violet Queen'

berries for birds
blue globe thistle, Echinops ritro
Botrytis infection
burning bush, Euonymus alatus
Cambodian jungle garden, Angkor Wat
Cape Cod hydrangea
chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia, Aronia melanocarpa
compost as mulch in fall
compost perennials cut back
containing perennials that spread
Coreopsis Golden Showers
Coreopsis Moonbeam
Coreopsis roots
deer damage
dividing
ethics of planting invasive species
fall bed preparation
fall leaves as winter protection
fall root growth
fertilize in fall
fish stop feeding
groundhog damage, woodchuck damage
H. macrophylla, H. serrata
Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea serrata
Hydrangeas die back
Hydrangeas won't bloom
invasive plant
Japanese anemone, Anemone x hybrida
lacecap hydrangea
legal consequences of planting invasive plants
maple, Acer platanoides, Norway maple, invasive plant
mildew
mildew from fungal spores
Minnesota tip winter protection
mophead hydrangea
mulch important in fall
naturalize
Norway maple mildew
offsets
outlawing invasive species

peony, Paeonia, cut back peony in fall (Below: In this issue: Why it's great is if you can cut peony back in fall and see that leave solid, white stem bases... not discolored, hollow stalks.)

perennial dieback in fall
perennial seedpods attract birds
perennial stubble as soil protection
plant internal defenses, natural chemical defenses
pond water temperature, feeding fish
practical consequences of planting invasive species
predict plant spread by type of root
Protect hydrangeas to have more flowers
pruning to control mildew
pumpkin carving
purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea
purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria
rabbit damage
red seed pods in fall
river birch, Betula nigra, root growth rate
root growth in fall
running perennial roots, controlling running roots

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smokebush alternative, smoke bush, Cotinus
splitting
thinning to control mildew
threadleaf Coreopsis, Coreopsis verticillata
throw out old center oldest part of clump
tree roots
trees contribute to mildew problem
turtlehead, Chelone obliqua
Viburnum sargentii Onondaga
wahoo, Euonymus atropurpureus
weeds, weeding in fall
wet leaves and mildew
Windsor, Ontario Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden
Windsor, Ontario, Jackson Park
windy site
winter protection
woodland ephemeral species growth cycle
woodland wildflowers

 

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