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Buggy Joe finds a really interesting butterfly - Red-Spotted Purple
Buggy Joe finds a really interesting butterfly - Red-Spotted Purple

Look closely at woodland edges and you may see a flicker of iridescent blues accented with splashes of red; the calling card of a red-spotted purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax). The...

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Is this
Is this "Pear Rust?"

As earlier, the two trees in question were speckled with bright orange lesions on the upper leaf surfaces, but I suspected that by now the rust fungus would have undergone sexual reproduction in...

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Try this in your landscape - Chinese Leptodermis
Try this in your landscape - Chinese Leptodermis

Looking for a shrub that delivers all summer long? Try Chinese Leptodermis   Details Here  

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Look out for Oak Itch Mites!
Look out for Oak Itch Mites!

Folks in Northeastern Ohio complain of itchy welts on their heads, neck and upper torso. The oak itch mite, Pyemotes herfsi, has been identified as the culprit.   Full Story Here  

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What is
What is "Fried Egg Scale"?

Buggy Joe will tell ya!   Cryptomeria scale has been a serious problem in tree farms and nurseries in Pennsylvania and several New England states for a number of years and in 2010, two...

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Watch out for this weed in your garden - Canadian Horseweed
Watch out for this weed in your garden - Canadian Horseweed

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis, family Asteraceae) has become notorious in recent years for failing to respond to glyphosate (e.g. Roundup) in agricultural fields and landscapes. This...

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Getting Fit In The Garden
Getting Fit In The Garden

Sweat is just your fat crying... Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, the nation’s  No. 1 and No. 5 killers. But how much exercise do we...

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8-27-16 - Garden Party
8-27-16 - Garden Party

Live Blog In the Garden with Ron Wilson 8-27-16   //

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Buggy Joe Boggs Report
Buggy Joe Boggs Report

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8-27-16 - Sweet Autumn Clematis
8-27-16 - Sweet Autumn Clematis

Some may question why, but next to climbing hydrangea, this is truly one of my favorite vines.  Tough, aggressive, late – season flowers, and of course, that wonderful...

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