Signup to receive email updates




or follow our RSS feed

Blog Archives

316 Total Posts

follow our RSS feed

Blog Banner

Over the Fence

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

It's alive, It's alive!

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Master Gardeners have been handling the typical questions about gardening in recent weeks, but this week the calls have been about Mugo pines that appear to be alive when you walk by and later noting that the evergreen is disappearing right before your eyes. Every year there is an outbreak of the pine sawfly. European...

Read More >

Water and Frost

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator This past week we have gotten some needed rainfall and a bit of the dreaded frosty weather. It should be expected that weather cold enough for a frost or light freeze has come our way since the typical frost free date for our area is May 5 th . There are so many plants in the yard that something out there is g...

Read More >

Vegetable Gardening – What's normal for 2012?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator By all measure, this spring has certainly been one to remember and we are not done setting records for the year. Growing degree days, a measurement of temperatures that horticulturists use to measure plant and insect development is well ahead of normal, We have accumulated Growing Degree Days that would normally be...

Read More >

Spring Yard Work

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Lawns have really greened up and jumped up and many have already mowed more than once already in this accelerated spring weather. If gardeners have yet to mow, a surprise awaits. Grass is much taller than expected. The better way to handle this situation is to set the mower to the highest cutting height and move acr...

Read More >