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Over the Fence

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

Insects in the Home

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator The Master Gardeners have seen a clear rise in calls, emails and personal visits to the county extension offices from homeowners with a variety of questions about insects. With our outdoor flower gardens coming to a close, there are a great many insects that have been feeding on flower parts that are looking around for...

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Troubling Insects in the Landscape

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator We need to blame something for all the insect problems in the yard, so it might as well be the summer drought. When our landscape plants are stressed from a lack of water, there is dieback of roots and branches. We cannot see the roots, but it is easy to see the dieback in the canopy. These could be small twigs and bra...

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Bring Your Houseplants Back in Now

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Like so many other activities that kick off once school starts, Homeowners begin to shift outdoor activities that take priority over what has been going on in the yard for most of the summer. The lawn will still need to be mowed until sometime in late October or early November and the flower beds will be cleaned up in...

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