Monthly Archives: August 2014

Final Update on Clethra alnifolia ‘Vanilla Spice’

The Clethra ‘Vanilla Spice’ that began as a garden trial four years ago has matured into a lovely, medium-sized shrub. While not easily found at retailers, this is a highly desirable shrub well worth locating and planting. Location Requirements This … Continue reading

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A Note on Powdery Mildew and Disease Management

“Powdery Mildew on Lilacs” continues to be one of the most read articles on Gardening in the Mud. However, anyone located in Zones 5 and 6 hoping to treat powdery mildew at this time of year has only one control … Continue reading

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Sport or Sucker?

This bicolor rose in my neighbor’s garden has a shoot that is producing a single yellow rose. The majority of flowers on the plant are a combination of orange and yellow, so this particular shoot could simply be sporting back … Continue reading

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