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Q&A – Is it true that Japanese holly does not get boxwood blight?

“Is it true that Japanese holly does not get boxwood blight like traditional boxwoods?” And this is from Kirsten, via YouTube. So is that true? Japanese hollies don’t get boxwood? – That’s true. – That’s true. – Yes, and the reason why is because boxwood and hollies are two different species. And the boxwood blight […]

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Wildflowers – Family Plot

– Alright, Andy, let’s talk a little bit about wildflowers. – Great, it’s one of my favorite things. – I could tell. I see you’ve brought us some here to look at today. – I did, and also wanted to talk about it a bit. Lichterman Nature Center, our mission focuses in on interpretation of […]

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Problem Plants In the Landscape and Their Replacements – Family Plot

Hi, Miss Carol. Plants to Avoid and Their Replacements, where do you want to start with that? – Gosh, I want to say, “Where do you want to start?” Because as an agent, we get the calls over and over about the same plants, don’t we? – Well, let me toss this to you, you […]

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2017 Bee Report – Family Plot

– We love talking about bees, Mr. David. You know that. – You gotta have bees for your gardens. You gotta have bees for harvest time. No bees, no squash. No bees, no pumpkins. – There he goes. Bees are that important for sure. What do you have for us today on the table? – […]

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Q&A – My 8 foot dogwood trees don’t have a trunk. Why?

I planted some dogwood trees three or four years ago. My dogwoods are about eight feet tall now, but they don’t have a trunk or base, just long limbs. What’s wrong? And this is from Melvin in Senatobia, Mississippi, so we appreciate that, Mr. Melvin. So, Tonya, the dogwoods are eight feet tall now, but […]

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The Family Plot – April 7, 2018

– Hi, thanks for joining us for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South. I’m Chris Cooper. Need a perennial with large green leaves? Try a hosta; today we’ll look at some varieties and how to take care of them. Also, it’s time to start planting. We’re going to talk about how to get your […]

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Fruit Tree Planting Tips – Family Plot

All right, Mr. D., let’s talk a little bit about planting fruit trees. What do we need to start with that? Is this the time of year to be doing that? – This is the time of year to be really getting involved in planting fruit trees. It’s not the time of year to stick […]

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Q&A – What is this weed in my lawn?

This plant is growing in my lawn. What is it and how do I kill it? Good picture there. Folks, that would be Virginia button weed. It is a difficult, difficult weed to control. As you can see, it grows pretty low. Prostrate to the ground. Produces by seed, root fragment, and it’s a perennial, […]

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Repotting Grocery Store Orchids – Family Plot

– We’re glad you’re here, we get a lot of questions about orchid care, can you help us out please, sir? – Yes, I will. Today, I wanna talk about growing on grocery store orchids which a lot of people buy, and they soon kill them after they’ve bought them, they come to me and […]

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The Family Plot – July 1, 2017

– Hi, thanks for joining us for the Family Plot: Gardening in The Mid-South. I’m Chris Cooper. Peppers are a Summer garden favorite. Today we’re going to learn all about them. Also, there’s lots of advice floating around about how to plant. Some is true, a lot is not. Today we’re separating fact from fiction. […]

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