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Reilly's E-Letters Archives Index
Over the years I have written timely garden maintenance tips, reviews of individual plants, and general interest pieces for those registered to receive Reilly's Gardening E-Letters. Below is a compilation of these gardening tidbits grouped by subject area with date of distribution. By clicking on the article titles you'll be connected to another page where you'll find the article.

Phil

Containers:

• Growing roses in containers (March 3, 2003)
• Dabbling in containerized water gardens (March 3, 2003)

Cultural Information on Perennial Plants:

• Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby'. (Distributed August 19, 2003)
• Ferns ( September 27, 2004)
Hostas:

• Hostas, slugs and Ammonium hydroxide treatments: an update (August 4, 2005)
• Getting Our Plants Ready for Winter - new info. for Hostas. (September 30, 2004)

• Primulas
• Salvia "Purple "Knockout". (Distributed August 19, 2003)
Sedums: Propagating sedums and most succulents.
• Tiarellas (Foamflowers)
a photo-filled web site featuring Tiarellas (Foamflowers). (March 27, 2005)
• Bringing Indoors Tender Ornamentals (e.g. Purple Leaved Fountain Grass). (September 9, 2003)

Cultural Information on Trees/Shrubs:

• Tree Care/Planting Information. (Sept. 30, 2003)
• Interesting Shrubs for Borders or on Their Own (August 24, 2005)

* Summersweet 'Sixteen Candles' (Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles')
* Slender Deutzia (Deutzia gracilis)

* Turkestan Euonymus (Euonymus nanus var. turkestanicus)
* Hydrangea 'White Dome' (Hydrangea arborescens 'White Dome')
* Black Jetbead (Rhodotypos scandens) 

• Plant hardiness tips from Galetta Nurseries. (March 27, 2005)
• Hydrangea: Annabelle Hydrangea: Question from a customer.
• Tree Peonies A Customer’s Question On Tree Peonies

Drought Resistance:

• September Gardening Hint: A prolonged dry spell brings special concerns about plant water needs. (September, 2002)
• Alpines as Drought-tolerant Plants. (September 2, 2003)
• Trees for Drought, Salt Tolerance and Resistance to Verticullum Wilt Disease (August 24, 2005)

Insects and Diseases:

• Ants in Cedar Mulch .... Q_A (July 16, 2004)
• Butterflies and book review:
Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology (July 27, 2003)
Deer-resistant plants.
• Deer-Proofing Information (and web links) (May 26, 2005)
Ground Hogs ... Q_A (December 20, 2005)
• Iris Borer Control (includes cultural info on Siberian _ Bearded Irises) (May 5, 2005)
• Leaf Miners ... Q_A (May 12 , 2005)
• Slug-resistant plants. (July 21, 2003)
• Vanquishing Voracious Voles (October 5, 2005)
• White Grubs in Lawns (May 6, 2005)

Diseases:

• Day Lily Rust . (July 21, 2003)
• Maple Wilt Jitters and Request for Arborists in the Ottawa area. (October 5, 2002, 2002)
• Peony Botrytis Blight and other fungal diseases a problem this year. (October 5, 2002)

Information on Organic Gardening:

• Gardening and Pesticides. (April 27, 2004)

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Ponds:

• Considering a Pond? (August 13, 2005)

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Seeds (collecting and starting):

• Seed Collecting Tips (July 5, 2003)
Starting seeds outdoors
• Collecting seed of 'Purple Majesty' Millet
(September 26, 2003)
• Chick Grit pH contribution to soils considerations. (September 2, 2003)
Seeds of Change' Web Site (August 1, 2004)

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• Plant hardiness tips from Galetta Nurseries. (March 27, 2005)

Great Gardening Web Links:

Botanical 'hotspot' to visit (July 6, 2003)
www.yardener.com ( December 20, 2005)
song of frogs (February 2, 2004)
• native plant and green landscaping sites
• Fine Gardening - The Feb. 2006 issue has great content. (December 12, 2005)
• Royal Horticulture Society
• The Woodland Garden: Planting in Harmony with Nature (March 18, 2004)
• Shade Gardening Newsletter (March 3, 2004)
• University Of Vermont Horticultural Site (August 1, 2004)
• Hole's Nursery Information series on-line. (July 21, 2003)

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Garden Observations

• Fall colour - By Nancy Smith (November 8, 2005)
• Ottawa Cactus Club and Rob Huntley's Cactus Garden Web Site

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Gardening Practices:

Mulch and Feeding Tips

• Mulch and Feeding Tips (June 17, 2004)
• Mulch "Volcanoes" Endanger Trees and Shrubs (July 6, 2003)
• Hold the Mulch a While Gang! (April 8, 2004)

• Early Season Gardening (April 8, 2004)
• Cultivate carefully around seeding ephemerals. (July 6, 2003)
• Cutting back/dead-heading perennials. (July 21, 2003)
• Planting technique reminders. (June 3, 2004)
• Using MYKE for Bonsai (July 21, 2003)

What Grows Under a Mature Spruce Tree? (August 4, 2004)