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Over the Fence

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

What's Going on in the Yard Now?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Lots of things are happening in the yard right now as the growing season for a lot of plants begins to switch from actively growing to the process of dormancy. Dormancy is clearly many weeks away yet plants are responding to weather and day length changes. More recently gardeners have noticed good growth on some of the...

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Are We In A Drought?

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator The word drought is something that I hoped would not be used in 2013 or at least not in the context of 2012. As of August 13 th , we are considered to be between normal and abnormally dry. Just walk around your yard and you will see those pesky cracks in the garden and landscape beds letting you know you shoul...

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Time to Divide Your Iris

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Iris can be a great addition to any perennial garden. Bearded Iris is a more traditional plant, but the Siberian Iris can also add additional visual elements to the bed. Siberian Iris typically has thinner, but taller, foliage in a solid green color. Bearded Iris has a shorter wider blade and is blue green in color. Th...

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Lawn Care

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator We are at the time of the year when fall lawn care is just around the corner. Our summer mowing should continue on a routine basis, mowing as the lawn needs it. Early August is a bit too early to reseed any bare spots and too hot for sodding unless you are very good at watering. By Mid-August through Mid-September is t...

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Harvesting Vegetables

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Vegetable gardens are really beginning to produce our favorite fruits and vegetables now despite the weather pattern we have had this season. Earlier cool weather promoted lots of foliage on our leafy greens and that gave us lots to harvest, eat and share. Now our other crops producing fruits like tomatoes, peppers, eg...

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