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Those red stems on a rose bush indicate a plant sickened by rose rosette virus

My rose has some reddened stems, at the same time other stems are green. Is this just new growth? It looks weird. Rose rosette virus has infected your rose. Besides reddened leaves and stems, disease symptoms include skinny (strapped) leaves, shoots crammed closely together (known as witch’s broom or rosette), …

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Styling tips from Baltimore’s Instagram-famous plant guru

Some 300 plants star in the lush, green posts of Hilton Carter’s Instagram feed, which, with 160,000 followers, made him a social-media green interior design star, gained him residential plant styling clients and led to a book deal. The Baltimore native, whose plants are split between his “Jungle by the …

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How Coffee Growing Altitude Affects Flavor

Why do specialty coffee roasters often put an Altitude on their coffee? In this Quick Tip Marc and Morgan tell you why. More Quick Tips by Whole Latte Love: … source

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Little black stoneflies are not pests, plus when to plant vegetable garden seeds indoors

A lot of these insects have landed on my outside structures. What are they? Good news. This is an adult little black stonefly. Stoneflies are native insects, not pests, and a great indicator species. They can only exist in very clean, unpolluted water, so sighting them means you have great …

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NYC Chefs Cook Collaborative Dinner with Plant Breeders

On January 29 some of the US’s biggest chefs will be cooking “dinner from the ground up” in an exclusive evening at Pioneer Works in NYC, championing new and experimental vegetables. Dan Barber, from Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Row 7 Seed Company will be hosting the intimate and educational …

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Garden Q&A: This Fourth of July, think about choosing a native plant

I’d like a native plant as a focal point to give my front porch privacy. Preference is a flowering deciduous bush that takes shade and is low-maintenance. No higher than six feet tall. Is it silly to fool with a native plant? With the Fourth of July coming up, all …

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