ARCHIVE July, 2011

How to Control Japanese Beetles

How do I control Japanese Beetles? Japanese Beetles (right) are veritable eating machines, able to decimate entire plants, crops, and gardens.  We’re in the height of Japanese Beetle season at present and there are ways of keeping them under control. Keeping Japanese Beetles under control is a good thing, too, because they’re not just eating […]

July 29, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Caring for Daylilies

How do I care for my daylilies?  It’s a common question and sometimes daylilies can seem confusing with respect to their maintenance.   Hemerocallis, the daylily, is not a true lily and that fact is itself a source of confusion.  To compound matters, the variability within the genus Hemerocallis is quite remarkable.  Daylilies grow from fibrous […]

July 28, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News, In the Garden, Inspiration by

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What’s in a Name?

When I worked at Home Depot, there was always confusion when the Asiatic lilies went on sale.  People would arrive at the registers with all kinds of things—calla lilies, day lilies, peace lilies, even lily of the Nile.  What’s in a name?  Aren’t all these things lilies? Every plant has a common name which serves […]

July 28, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News, In the Garden, Inspiration by

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