Herb Culture and Use
Herbs have been used for seasoning, medicine, fragrance, and sorcery for thousands of years. Tarragon, rosemary, and thyme are among the most ancient of seasonings, yet there are few culinary achievements that can top good poultry roasted with these three herbs.
Rust, caused by the fungus, Puccinia malvacearum, is the most common disease of hollyhock.
Flowering Bulbs: Culture and Maintenance
"Bulbs" is a term loosely used to include corms, tubers, tuberous roots, and rhizomes as well as true bulbs. This publication will refer to all of the above as bulbs. Many vegetables are propagated from or produce edible organs of these types (e.g., tuber, Irish potato; tuberous root, sweet potato; rhizome, Jerusalem artichoke; bulb, onion).
Fire or Botrytis Blight of Tulip
Fire, or Botrytis blight, is by far the most common and destructive disease of tulips, especially in areas where tulips are grown in the same soil year after year. The disease is caused by the fungus Botrytis tulipae.
Perennials: Culture, Maintenance and Propagation
Perennials are plants that live year after year. Trees and shrubs are perennial. Most garden flowers are herbaceous perennials. This means the tops of the plants (the leaves, stems, and flowers) die back to the ground each fall with the first frost or freeze. The roots persist through the winter, and every spring new plant tops arise. Any plant that lives through the winter is said to be hard