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The indoor conservatory at Longwood Gardens.

Think Spring- Sign up for a Garden Trip

Posted by Monica David -

Are you tired of the below zero temperatures, howling winds and frequent snow showers?   Then planning a garden trip might be just the answer. Horticulturist Mark Dwyer from the Janesville Wisconsin Rotary Garden will lead an exciting trip to the "Gardens of America" on August 15-24, 2014.  The trip begins with a private tour of the New York Botanical Gardens including the Nolen Greenh...

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Students measure damage to a tree trunk caused by Emerald Ash Borer (picture credit-C. Flower)

Emerald Ash Borer May Have Met Its Match

Posted by Monica David -

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their findings are published online in the journal Forest Ecology and Management. "In 2006 we started establishing observation plots across Ohio and into Michigan so that we could follo...

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