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Black knot split image of cartoon criminal black knot character | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Black Knot

Black Knot by Rob Sproule   The outbreak of black knot in Edmonton is approaching epidemic proportions.   This easy to control fungus destroys garden aesthetics, disfigures branches, and eventually kills trees. Whether driving or

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Bronze Leaf disease | Salsibury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Bronze Leaf Disease

Bronze Leaf Disease by Rob Sproule Do you have any Swedish Aspen in your yard? If you live in a newer suburban home and/or have a smaller yard, you probably do. They are the tall,

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Pink Hollyhock | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Hollyhock Rust

Hollyhock Rust   by Brett Kerley   Hollyhock  rust  is a common fungal disease, caused by the fungus Puccinia Malvacearum.   Identification Signs of this fungus include orang coloured rust  pustules on the undersides of

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Fairy Ring in thick grass | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Fairy Rings & Other Mushrooms

Fairy Rings & Other Mushrooms by Rob Sproule, During wet summers people come into the greenhouse everyday asking what they can use to get rid of the mushrooms sprouting in their lawn.   The good

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Powdery Mildew on leaf | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Mildew

Powdery Mildew by Rob Sproule The kind of problems a garden has depends on the weather.   A hot, dry summer will lead to a set of problems that is totally different from a cool,

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Fungus Gnats | Salisbury Greenhouse, St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Fungus Gnats

Household Pest Control: Fungus Gnats by Rob Sproule   If you have houseplants, then I bet you’ve had fungus gnats. They are a winged household fixture in late winter but thankfully they look like more

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Photo of a mushroom- Salisbury- Edmonton Sherwood Park

Mushrooms in the Yard

Mushroom in the Lawn: by Rob Sproule   During wet summers people come into the greenhouse everyday asking what they can use to get rid of the mushrooms sprouting in their lawn.   The good

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Juniper Hawthorne Rust | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Orange Fungus on Evergreens

All About Juniper-Hawthorne Rust       by Rob Sproule While wet weather makes for lush gardens, it can also create the perfect conditions for some bizarre and unsightly garden problems.   If you’ve seen

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Potatoes | Salisbury Greenhouse, St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Late Blight on Potatoes

Dealing with Late Blight on Potatoes by Rob Sproule   From 1740 to 1741 in Ireland approximately 1 million people starved to death as the potatoes they relied on rotted in the fields.   Like

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