Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) – removal recommended
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Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) – removal recommended

“The Columbian” newspaper article of August 13, 2014 warns residents of the highly invasive nature of this tree. Fondly noted in the book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” for its tenacious ability to grow even through a crack in the cement in the heart of Brooklyn, the tree lives up to its name and is … Continue reading

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Downy Mildew – Pseudoperonospora cubensis!
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Downy Mildew – Pseudoperonospora cubensis!

Pseudoperonospora cubensis,  is that a word for everyday conversation? Yes! Especially if you are growing summer squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and the like. Maybe I need a dictionary! Anyway, as fall nears, then it’s good-bye to the all-important summer sun and heat. Then to make the situation worse vine plants are crowded, need air circulation, improperly … Continue reading

Second Saturday at the Water Center – Sep-Dec, 1-3pm
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Second Saturday at the Water Center – Sep-Dec, 1-3pm

A different topic every month on January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the second Saturday – 1:00pm to 3:00pm. More info:  http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/second-saturday-water-center Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they’re free! Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and … Continue reading

It’s that time again – Deer Repellent Recipe – eggs & water!  (Assuming it stops raining to apply!)
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It’s that time again – Deer Repellent Recipe – eggs & water! (Assuming it stops raining to apply!)

6 eggs & one gallon of water working effectively as a deer repellent for several Garden Club members who’ve tried it! UPDATE:  a study at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2001, titled “Comparison of Commercial Deer Repellents”, showed that two commercial products, that were effective at reducing deer predation, included “putrescent whole egg solids“.  … Continue reading