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Fungus Woes

There is Always Some Damn Thing…

I happen to have both juniper and crabapple trees in my yard that usually look quite beautiful. The crabapples were especially pretty this year. Not especially pretty were the orange “mushrooms” infesting my juniper. Upon investigation I discovered that cedar/junipers and apple/crabapple trees can be an unfortunate combination. Wikipedia offered some enlightening information. And yes – I did notice spots on my crabapple leaves last year.

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The Doctor Is In!

Last fall Dr. Tomato, a.k.a. David O’Connor, came to give us a talk about dirt. That’s right, DIRT! He spoke of the importance of having healthy, rich soil to grow flowers and vegetables in. He came dressed for the part, wearing bright red scrubs. During the talk, he mentioned the castle that he built himself and invited us to come for a visit.

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