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Over the Fence

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

Out in the Garden and Yard

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Now that the snow is gone and gardeners have left the warm comfort of the house, the impacts of the winter are very evident as we do that "walk about" in the yard and begin to formulate early spring gardening plans. Master Gardeners have begun answering questions coming in on the phone, by email and in personal visits to the Extension Office. A routine review over the past two weeks has had som...

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The Snow is Going, Going Gone

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Gardeners have been waiting to see their flower beds, the lawn, the landscape beds and dirt of the vegetable garden for some time now and it has happened or nearly so. After the excitement has faded and another look out in the yard can reveal lots of early spring cleanup. Lawns can look pretty tough, especially those areas that because of wind patterns did not remain covered in snow. Ma...

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Starting Flower and Vegetable Seeds

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Last weeks' column briefly mentioned starting seeds for the flower or vegetable garden and that you need to start by reviewing the seed packet instructions. That is just the start of course of what will be a several week adventure. For our area, May 5 th has been the average frost free date for many years. If we are having an early spring, a few days earlier can work. With o...

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