Living the Country Life

Lilacs Content

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Learn to spot bacterial blight and powdery mildew, among others
Lilacs are extremely hardy, but can be attacked by a few diseases. Jay Pscheidt is an extension plant pathologist with Oregon State University. He says one of the most serious diseases is a bacterial...
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Michelle got her first ride on a lawn mower. Caroline doesn’t like to mow the east grove (“boring”), so she taught the foreign exchange student how to do it. Don’t worry,...
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You love your lilacs and lilies, peonies and clematis, even dandelions! You love perennials, and these gorgeous photos show why.
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Learn which perennials will thrive in your garden
Radio interview source: Doug Jimerson, garden editor-in-chief, Better Homes & Gardens                  ...
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A hard freeze is coming tonight. Goodbye, lilacs. It’s been a delightful season. What a heavenly scent has filled our acreage the past two weeks.