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Cover photo for What's in Bloom - Week of July 2

What's in Bloom - Week of July 2

Happy July! Lots of flowers are blooming here in the Piedmont. Now that it’s getting hot, gardeners should be …

Cover photo for What's in Bloom, Week of June 25

What's in Bloom, Week of June 25

Summer arrived this week, and it’s also National Pollinator Week. We are seeing lots of flowers in our vegetable …

Cover photo for What's in Bloom, Week of June 11

What's in Bloom, Week of June 11

The garden continues to grow. Warmer temperatures mean increased growth for lots of plants, as long as they are …

Cover photo for What's in Bloom, Week of May 28

What's in Bloom, Week of May 28

This week, spring-blooming hydrangeas are starting to flower in our area. There are many different types of hydrangeas. One …

Cover photo for What's in Bloom - May 14, 2020

What's in Bloom - May 14, 2020

Many plants are continue to flower in our area this week. Some areas received a frost earlier in the …

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Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Figure 1. Euonymus bush infested with euonymus scale.

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of mealybugs, an insect pest of …

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of aphid pests of ornamental trees, …

Figure 1. Columbine damage by leafminer flies.

Leafminer Flies

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