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Artistic skill nets more squash
No-mulch annuals?! Reprise
A composite season rushes in
Celebration of native bloom
Look ma, clean fingernails!
Hold your nose, pass the fish
Summer summary! It's the too-much season so in this issue we pass on short reports about all this: Magnolia scale, alpine strawberries, hydrangea wilt, mildew, high-phosphorus fertilizer, weevil beating, gardener's injuries, hawthorn rust, clematis wilt, gaura, ladybugs, lily bulb rot, cicadas, and late blighted tomatoes
What a pretty face! Early American explorers found Gaillardia and hundreds more dramatic flowers, each species new to the Old World. You can imagine yourself as one of those early viewers, by looking out over your own garden right now.
Every one of the blackeye Susans or yellow coneflowers (Rudbeckia species) are North American natives. Above, left: Tall green headed coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) and blackeye Susan (R. fulgida).
Above, right: False sunflowers (12 Heliopsis species) all come from the New World.
Below, left: Gloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia fulgida variants, sometimes lised as a separate species, R. gloriosa). below, right: Coreopsis species number 140+, all from the New World or Africa.