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New grant funded to study beneficial milkweed in the southwest

Share Tweet Share A Bureau of Land Management Cooperative Agreement was granted this year to Plant and Insect Ecology Program…

New experimental common garden to study milkweed.

Share Tweet Share A new experimental milkweed (Asclepias spp.) common garden is being constructed at Desert Botanical Garden and will allow…

Scholarship awarded to M.S. student Madeline Moran

Share Tweet Share Madeline received the Gertrude Claypool Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. This need-based scholarship is open to ASU…

Welcome new M.S. student into the lab, Mary Chisolm M.S. Plant Biology and Conservation

Share Tweet Share Mary is starting her thesis in the Masters of Science in Plant Biology and Conservation at Arizona…

“Annuals” You Can Overwinter!

By Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG It is that time – frost is coming or at least has come to…

Autumn Crocus

By Pat Cook, Master Gardener, SCMG Autumn Crocus Colchicum autumnale Colchicum autumnale, commonly called Autumn Crocus or Meadow Saffron, is a…

Researching Gardening Questions

Question: I want to do research on problems I’ve encountered in my yard and garden. Web searches can be overwhelming.…

Making Wise Plant Choices, Part 4: Are Southern Species Best?

The new trend toward hotter summers and warmer winters is necessarily changing the way we garden. While the DC metropolitan…

Completion of M.S by lab member, Isabella De Leon

Share Tweet Share   Isabella De Leon successfully defended her thesis in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State…

Product Review – Green Protect Slug and Snail Barrier Pellets

I was asked recently if I would like to trial the Slug and Snail Barrier Pellets from Green Protect.  I…

published by Master Gardeners

Seed Potatoes vs Potato Seeds – a Botanical Conundrum

Imagine a potato. A seed potato is planted in the ground, dormant…

Reaping the Flower Harvest

Reaping the Flower Harvest

By Marilyn Homewood, Master Gardener Despite a delayed start followed by early…

November: Moving Rosemary Indoors

November: Moving Rosemary Indoors

Rosemary will not survive our cold winters outdoors but can be grown…

Spring Preparation: Perennial Beds and More

Spring Preparation: Perennial Beds and More

Puslinch Pioneer—March , 2020 By Margaret Stewart, Guelph and Wellington Master Gardeners…

TREE: Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

TREE: Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found along wet stream banks,…

Featured Plants

Showy Tick—Trefoil

Showy Tick—Trefoil

Showy Ticktrefoil is a native erect perennial forb growing from 3 to 6 feet high on leafy stems that branch…

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus

Canada’s only native cactus is a great conversation piece. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opundia) is a unique addition to any garden,…

Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian

Among the finest perennials to grace the garden in late summer is the dark blue-flowered closed bottle gentian. Bottle Gentian…

Pale Corydalis

Pale Corydalis

An attractive biennial native for rocky, shallow-soil sites and cooler climates. Easy to start from seed, it has light to…

Foamflower

Foamflower

Creeping Foamflower has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented white star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to…

Baptisia

Baptisia

Baptisia Australis is beautiful and a sure bet to introduce into your garden. Slow development; it is not uncommon to…

Veggie Bites – Chive Vinegar

For chive vinegar I pick the purple flowers off my chives and soak them in good white wine…

Starting Tomato and Peppers Seeds Indoors

Starting Tomato and Peppers Seeds Indoors

Dreaming of juicy, flavorful tomatoes and ripe, spicy peppers? Grow them yourself in only a few months. If…

Veggie Bites – Partial Shade Planter

Veggie Bites – Partial Shade Planter

My partial shade planter is starting to grow. It is not too late for you to plant a…

8 "Nos" for The Vegetable Garden

8 "Nos" for The Vegetable Garden

Irrespective of whether you are a beginner or a guru in growing vegetables, making mistakes is inevitable. You…

Guide to Starting Root Vegetable Seeds

Guide to Starting Root Vegetable Seeds

Who’s ready to start digging in the garden? Us too. Root vegetable crops can often be planted as…