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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map USDA recently released a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map that really changes what Extension Educators have taught and what gardeners have come accustomed to when shopping for hardy landscape plants. The first question most gardeners have when looking for new landscape plants is "I...

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Training Your Apple Tree

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Training your apple tree Just what do experts mean when they say 'you need train your fruit tree?" Home orchardists need to train for tree structure to encourage fruit production to have a productive, high yielding home orchard. The branches need to be positioned to allow good sunlight througho...

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Snow on the Groud

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Snow on the Ground Gardeners have certainly been justified in wondering what spring will be like with the mild winter we have been having. Plants in our climate need to have a cold dormancy period to begin growth properly. Seeds need a dormancy period as well to tell them it is time to break that dormancy and b...

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New Weekly Addtion!

Posted by Sarah Navrotski -

I am very pleased to post Richard's weekly news column in our Over the Fence blog.  This will be a great addition!  It will not only help keep the blog a little fresher, but we all get to read some very interesting articles.  Thanks for sharing, Richard! Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator What's in Your Garden Catalog? January 6...

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