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Over the Fence

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

Insects Looking For A Winter Resort

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator We like to get out of the cold, so why wouldn't the bugs. As our nights start to get cooler then cold, insects will often be looking for a place to stay warmer at night, delaying the inevitable of finding a permanent place to spend the winter protected from the elements. Insects overwinter in a variety of forms...

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Time to Bring In The Houseplants

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Summer vacation is just about over for our houseplants that we set out last spring and now the decision needs to be made of what comes back in the home for the winter. We generally consider any plant that cannot survive being outside a houseplant since many of them have a tropical background or are from a hardiness zon...

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How Well Did Your Landscape Plants Do This Year?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Gardeners can determine how their landscape plants have done this season, having survived the bad weather last season. We have seen a lot more insect and disease activity in 2013 because of the drought and hot weather we had in 2012. Stressed plants are more susceptible to disease infestation by fungal organisms and ou...

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