Clayton’s Corner

Thursday, February 11, 2010
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This time of year I receive more calls about how to control mistletoe because trees are without their leaves, and the mistletoe is more visible. Mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant accompanied by folklore and mythological stories. In England, a couple kissing under the mistletoe was equivalent to promising to marry, and it was a […]

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Thursday, February 1, 2010
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Spring garden season is upon us and if you happen to be a novice home gardener here are a few suggestions that could contribute to your success. First and foremost you should ask: who will be doing the work? Will the garden be a family project or will you be handling the hoe alone? Remember, […]

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
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February is the month when most modern roses need to be pruned. Even if your roses have already begun growth, the time has come to prune. Annual heavy pruning is essential to insure the prolific bloom and long-life of a rose bush. Explaining the concept of rose pruning without a live bush to demonstrate on […]

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Even though we’re still in January, spring will be here before you know it, and spring means foaling time on horse farms of all sizes in Wise County. There are always some mares bred to foal in January and February, but others will not foal until late spring or early summer when the weather is […]

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Clayton’s Corner

Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Although not real common for the area, an occasional ice or wind storm can move through Wise County leaving considerable damage in its wake. The most frequent damage is caused by freezing rain leaving an accumulation of ice on trees and shrubs. These ice storms can create havoc with landscape trees. Little can be done […]

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