Signup to receive email updates




or follow our RSS feed

Blog Archives

318 Total Posts

follow our RSS feed

Blog Banner

Over the Fence

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

Crabapple Scab and Cedar Apple Rust

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Our beautiful ornamental flowering crabapples that grace so many yards have a couple of foliage diseases that can really impact how they look once the bloom show is gone. Both diseases readily infect the crabapple leaf. Apple Scab (crabapple scab) will really detract from the look of your crabapples, as it will...

Read More >

Ode to Dandelions and other Lawn Weeds

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator   This column has talked about the many impacts of our 2012 drought and why our trees, shrubs and evergreens have had such a struggle regaining their health and returning to a good annual rate of growth over the past 2 years. Lawns were clearly a victim of the drought too and so many calls to the Master Gardeners...

Read More >

Spring Trees and Evergreens

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator   Spring is a good time to be planting trees, shrubs and evergreens in the home landscape. We have lost so many trees to the Emerald Ash borer, other wood boring insects and diseases lately that some communities look bare, especially when all the street and parkway trees were ash. Since the drought in 2012, nee...

Read More >