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Over the Fence

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

Landscape Cleanup Continues

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator We have had some good weather to begin our fall clean efforts in the home landscape and days where it has been too cold and rainy to get out in the yard as we have wanted. Those days have allowed us to see what else will need to be done before the "snow flies" Client calls to the Master Gardeners has been the that gard...

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Yellowing Needles on Our Evergreens

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator It happens every year as fall begins to arrive, yellowing needles on our evergreens. This year you can see a lot more of this as our evergreens prepare for winter, adjusting for our hot, dry summer. All our needle evergreens maintain several years' worth of needles in any year. Pines for example will typically keep thr...

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Soil Tests, Composting and Spring Bulbs

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator There are still many activities in the yard that could be covered, I picked three this week. Fall has been the best time to take a soil test to find out more about what your plants, all of your plants get to grow in and what major nutrients are available. Fall is preferred as the soil has reacted to anything you have p...

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Garden Clean Up

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator As our weather continues to be cooler at night and only getting into the 70's most of the time, our perennials in the flower gardens and vegetables that like warmer weather are really slowing down. If you have planted tropical plants out in the yard or in planters, they are really showing the effects of cooler nights....

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