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DCH is the only nonprofit membership organization in Delaware that mobilizes and inspires community greening statewide in urban and suburban environments. By inspiring an appreciation for improving our environment through horticulture, education, and conservation, we have become a leader in improving and beautifying communities by harnessing the power of our members, volunteers, and staff to go out and make a difference. Our members come from Delaware and the surrounding region and bring with them a passion for plants only matched by that of our staff members. With more than 600 active and dedicated volunteers annually, we have a tremendous amount of community support, which allows us to accomplish the impossible.

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Check out the DCH Youtube page for all of our Green Thumb videos and Story Time in the Garden. New videos are posted every week with lots of great information for getting the most out of your garden. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the biggest challenges facing the Delaware ecosystem and all of its stewards is controlling the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. Today, Nora will show you an easy way to capture this pest and help slow its spread. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for this information

I’m going to try this tomorrow!

Thanks! Ill try this

The Pest of the Week is......Aster Yellows.

A plant infected with aster yellows looks a bit alien. The petals are usually deformed and yellow, the plant may look more upright and stiffer, the leaf veins may be pale, and the flowers may erupt with a cluster of leaves in the center. This bizarre disease can be found in more than 300 common plants, including asters, coneflowers, zinnias, lettuce, and carrots.

Aster yellows is caused by a phytoplasma that is transferred to the plant by a tiny insect called the aster leafhopper. Aster yellows and leafhopper damage are both worse during cool, wet summers. There is no treatment or cure for aster yellows. The best way to control it is by removing affected plants as soon as you notice symptoms. Dispose of affected plants in the trash – composting could spread the disease.

If there is a pest or disease you can’t identify or one that you would like to see featured, please leave us a comment below.
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The Pest of the Week is......Aster Yellows.

A plant infected with aster yellows looks a bit alien. The petals are usually deformed and yellow, the plant may look more upright and stiffer, the leaf veins may be pale, and the flowers may erupt with a cluster of leaves in the center. This bizarre disease can be found in more than 300 common plants, including asters, coneflowers, zinnias, lettuce, and carrots.

Aster yellows is caused by a phytoplasma that is transferred to the plant by a tiny insect called the aster leafhopper. Aster yellows and leafhopper damage are both worse during cool, wet summers. There is no treatment or cure for aster yellows. The best way to control it is by removing affected plants as soon as you notice symptoms. Dispose of affected plants in the trash – composting could spread the disease. 

If there is a pest or disease you can’t identify or one that you would like to see featured, please leave us a comment below.Image attachment

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Didn’t know about this one. Have you covered rose rosette disease yet? It’s a doozy.

Ah! I have been reading about these infected plants, but I didnt know the disease. Good to know!

I saw this on the Native Plant group I belong to. Looks so weird

I had it on my coneflowers, but I have to admit I did not know what it was.

I love this series of posts!

Thank you.

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