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FALL FAVORITES PUMPKINS, MUMS, PANSIES, CELOSIA, ASTER, ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS, ORNAMENTAL KALE & SUNFLOWERS  Growing and Shaping Mums Hardy Garden Mums are my personal favorite! Mums, the shortened word for chrysanthemums are, low maintenance, easy to grow, loaded with flowers and they come in a wide selection of colors, flower types, and bloom times. A wonderful addition to any fall garden. We try to grow a full range of hardy mums starting with very early varieties and finishing with late season extenders to keep you in color throughout the fall. Our In-store information cards list each variety and show pictures, height,...

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Bell Pepper, Recipe, Stuffed Pepper -

Stuffed Bell Peppers 2 tbs. olive oil plus extra 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 6 white button or crimini mushrooms, sliced 12 oz. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed 12 oz. marinara sauce 1 teaspoon, Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn 1 cup cooked rice 6 oz. chicken broth 4 bell peppers of roughly equivalent size, stemmed and seeded 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the olive oil to large skillet, heat for 1 minute over medium...

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Cucumber, Recipe, Salad -

Giglio Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe Vinaigrette Dressing 1⁄2 cup medium Red Onion 3-4 medium Tomatoes 1-2 medium Cucumbers 1 cup Olive Oil 1⁄4 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar 1⁄2 tsp. Salt 1⁄4 tsp.Pepper 1⁄4 tsp. Basil 1⁄4 tsp. Oregano (optional) Head of Lettuce Chopped (optional) 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard Directions:  Slice Cucumbers 1⁄2” thick and cut in half.  Cut Tomato into 3/4 inch pie chunks. Slice Onion into 1⁄4” slices. (optional) Chopped Lettuce. Mix Olive oil, Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Basil, Oregano and Dijon Mustard in a mixing *container. Pour over vegetables and chill. During mixing, taste-test your dressing to see if it needs more or...

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Blossom End Rot (BER)

Blossom End Rot is a physiological disorder of tomatoes (and other vegetables) where the tissue of the blossom end of the fruit (the part of the fruit opposite the stem) breaks down and rots, thus reducing yield.

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Cedar-Apple Rust (CAR)  (Article courtesy of Fertilome) Apple, Hawthorn and Quince Rust are closely related rust diseases that require two hosts to complete their life cycle. All three rusts can infect most varieties of Eastern Red Cedar as well as many other junipers.  Cedar-apple rust infects mostly apple and crabapple. Cedarhawthorn rust infects those, as well as quince, serviceberry, pear, and hawthorn. Cedar-quince rust infects all of those - plus mountain-ash, cotoneaster, chokeberry, and quince.  Spores start out as galls on cedars, (see images) These galls show up about 7 months after infection. After about 18 months, in the rainy...

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