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On The Street
January 6, 2016
Brandon garden expert to lead class
Joel Kangas, owner of Good to Grow in Brandon, will speak at the 2016 Horticulture Display Garden Event on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329, Morris. Kangas will lead a Growing Small Fruits in the Home...
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Shirley Saathoff of Alexandria prides herself with her homegrown zucchini, which she shares with many friends and relatives each year. This year,...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Dieffenbachia plants aren't exactly known for their flowers, which may never bloom in the first place.
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Gardening Tips: Plant now for a beautiful garden
Don’t pack away that shovel and trowel. Fall is a great time to plant a few new additions in the landscape. Add cool season annuals like pansies, snapdragons, ornamental kale and stocks to brighten the fall garden. Consider adding cold-hardy pansies. They provide color in the...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Now is the time to take cuttings from annuals
As you gaze upon your lovely bed of annual flowers, do you wish you could find an easy, cost effective way to recreate this next year? It might just be possible. With a little effort now, you can propagate the plants you need for next year’s garden by rooting cuttings. Never tried...
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
August 26, 2015
Fall planted bulbs for spring blooms
It seems strange to talk about planting this time of year, but now is the time to plant spring bulbs and garlic. When it comes to producing color early in the season, you can’t beat spring-flowering perennial bulbs. If cared for properly, they’ll come back year after year...
August 26, 2015 - 12:00am
August 12, 2015
Want to become a master gardener? Here's how!
Do you have a love for spending long hours planting and tending to your back yard gardens? Do you have a knack for teaching and enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others? If gardening is your passion and you would like to be part of a team that contributes to keeping...
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
Gardening Tips: Pest control in the garden
Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. Don’t let these intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of your landscape. Work in concert with nature to prevent and control these pests and you will be rewarded. Monitor....
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July weed of the month: purple loosestrife
July’s weed of the month, purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), is a highly invasive wetland plant. It was introduced to North America from...
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
Leaves of three, let it be!
Summer is here, the kids are out of school and everyone is spending more time outside. Some of my best summer memories involve camping in the...
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
Gardening Tips: Conserve time and water while growing gardens
Reduce your workload, increase productivity and be water wise, whether you are planning, planting or already harvesting produce or enjoying...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
Horticultural services available to local residents
The summer growing season is finally here, and the questions have started coming in droves. Between the phone calls, emails and walk-ins with garden samples, there is never a dull moment in the Extension office in the summer months! If you have a garden question, from plant/insect...
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
June 10, 2015
Pollinator friendly landscapes
Pollinator insects, such as bees and butterflies, are a valuable part of our ecosystem. They assist in the pollination of many types of vegetation, including flowers, fruits and vegetables. According to the Xerces Society, pollinators play a role in the reproduction of 85 percent...
June 10, 2015 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
Informative gardening sessions offered
Douglas County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a series of informative sessions on gardening topics. Sessions will be held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Alexandria. They are free to attend, and registration is not required. Attendees may bring a lunch or a snack. The University...
June 3, 2015 - 12:00am
May 27, 2015
Apple pest management
This winter was particularly hard on my orchard. One apple tree blew over in the wind, revealing a fully rotted trunk; another emerged from the winter two-thirds dead. This sad state of affairs seems to have occurred widely, as the volume of apple tree calls confirms. Dead trees,...
May 27, 2015 - 12:00am