April 17, 2009
Ken Lain/Courtesy photo
Fresh, homegrown parsley (background) and basil complete many recipes, such as salsa.
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Garden alert! Before I get started on this week's column I need to let you know about a serious landscape problem threatening plants right now. Thrip, also called no-see-ums, are killing the foliage on fruit trees, including purple leaf plums, Bradford pears and peaches.