What's Coming Up 90: Bulb colors and moves, Liatris and water, planting bare root wide, shrub cut backs and scale

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In this issue:

Color-shifting daffodils

Liatris takes growth cue from water

Best to plant wide, not deep: Bare root plants

Better butterbur control

More reason to leave the leaves

Transplanting spring bulbs

Getting tough with creepy yew: Cut back time!

Rejuvenating a redtwig dogwood

Scrabble up a dibble or cloche

Eye out for pests: Scale and sawfly

Savvy lavender cuts & tomato picks

Green thumbs up to sharp mowers, down to speedy spring

Visual rush of spring: Enjoying the beauty

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Acer, maple
            Acer palmatum
                        spring color rivals fall WU90 Pg 13
            Acer platanoides, Norway maple
                        allelopath WU90 Pg 12
            seeds
                        prolific after frost-free spring WU90 Pg 13
allelopath
            Norway maple WU90 Pg 12

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Amelanchier, serviceberry/shadblow/Juneberry WU90 Pg 12
blazing star, See Liatris
bluebells, Virginia, See Mertensia
bulbs
            depth of planting WU90 Pg 6
            multiply WU90 Pg 7
            transplanting WU90 Pg 6-7
butterbur, See Petasites

Chelone, turtlehead
            Chelone obliqua, pink turtlehead
                        denser colony when moist WU90 Pg 5
color
            odd weather makes unusual combinations WU90 Pg 10
Cornus
            Cornus alba, redtwig dogwood
                        diseases WU90 Pg 9
                        prune to renew WU90 Pg 9
design
            color combinations fail in odd weather WU90 Pg 11
diseases
            basic control strategy WU90 Pg 9
            canker
                        redtwig dogwood WU90 Pg 9
Filipendula rubra, queen of the prairie
                        denser colony when moist WU90 Pg 5
flowers and flowering
            color change year to year WU90 Pg 1-2
gayfeather, See Liatris
germander, See Teucrium
Hepatica acutiloba   WU90 Pg 5
Hosta paired with woodland ephemeral WU90 Pg 13

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insects
            ants
                        indicator of aphids or scale WU90 Pg 11
            beneficial
                        lady beetles WU90 Pg 11
Iris
            Iris pallida argenteo variegata WU90 Pg 7
Lavandula, lavender
            cut back hard WU90 Pg 11
lawn
            sharp mower best WU90 Pg 11
leaves
            as mulch WU90 Pg 5
Liatris
            Liatris spicata, gayfeather/blazing star WU90 Pg 2
Lindera benzoin, spicebush
            native not fooled by weather anomaly WU90 Pg 2
Macleaya cordata, plume poppy
            restricting the spread WU90 Pg 2
Mertensia virginica, Virginia bluebells
            companion to cover dormancy WU90 Pg 13
mulch
            fall leaves WU90 Pg 5
Narcissus, daffodils
            change color over years WU90 Pg 1-2
perennials
            cut back in spring, respond differently than shrubs WU90 Pg 5

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pests
            sawflies   pine WU90 Pg 11
            scale insects on dogwood WU90 Pg 11
Petasites japonicus, butterbur
            restricting the spread, timing WU90 Pg 4-5
photos worth remembering
            leave the fall leaves WU90 Pg 4
            depth of tulip bulb WU90 Pg 5
            Japanese maple spring color WU90 Pg 13
planting
            dig wide, not deep WU90 Pg 3-4
Polygonatum, Solomon's seal
            WU90 Pg 12
poppy, plume, See Macleaya
Populus x charkowiensis, hybrid poplar
            root form WU90 Pg 4
problems
            symptoms
                        weak, lank stems WU90 Pg 10
queen of the prairie, See Filipendula
quotes
            change of location beneficial WU90 Pg 7
            Lacy, Allen Lacy, kids with chemistry sets WU90 Pg 13
            skilled workman... make poor tools do a good job WU90 Pg 15
            plants are the original chemists WU90 Pg 13
            removed from the world's distractions WU90 Pg 3
            Schmidt, Karen Schmidt, we...sense more than we know WU90 Pg 3
roots
            trees WU90 Pg 4
Salvia officinalis, cooking sage
            cut back hard WU90 Pg 11
scrabbling, unusual garden terms
            cloche, dibble, diddledees WU90 Pg 10
seeds and seed starting
            hardening off under cover WU90 Pg 10
            lank, weak stems if light low WU90 Pg 10
            milk jug or jar as cloche WU90 Pg 10
            transplant to cloche WU90 Pg 10
soil
            affects plant's flower color WU90 Pg 1
Taxus, yew
            prune to control gradual increase WU90 Pg 8
Teucrium chamaedrys, germander
            cut back hard
tomato
            disease resistant WU90 Pg 11
tools
            sharp mower blades WU90 Pg 11
transplanting
            bulbs WU90 Pg 6-7

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Tulipa
            Tulipa dasystemon, tarda tulip
            Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood'
            daughter bulb WU90 Pg 7
            longevity as perennials WU90 Pg 6
turtlehead, See Chelone
weather
            accelerates bloom sequence WU90 Pg 11
wildflowers
            woodland
                        emerge through fall leaves WU90 Pg 5
wildlife
            voles/meadow mice WU90 Pg 3
words, unusual garden terms
            cloche, dibble, diddledees WU90 Pg 10

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