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Over the Fence

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

Firewood for the Winter

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator During the last week we have had some cold weather that has been below our normal temperatures, kind of offsetting the warmer than normal temperatures earlier this month. About now, the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplaces are looking good. Whether you cut, split and dry your own firewood or buy it for the winter, go...

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Squirrels, Raccoons and Skunks

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator What do Squirrels, Raccoons and Skunks have in common this time of year? They all love to mess with our lawns right now. Squirrels have been foraging for food that can be stored for the winter in the landscape and part of that activity is burying seeds of all kinds from our trees and shrubs in the lawn, thinking that t...

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Yellowing Evergreen Needles

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator It has not been a kind couple of years for many of our needle evergreens in the landscape. The 2012 season of high temperatures and lack of rainfall really set up the needle evergreens for needle casts and blights, all causing needle loss. One of the typical evergreen cycles is that of annual needle loss as a r...

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Bulbs and Pesticides

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator With our very pleasant weather we have been having, we have not run out of time to plant those spring flowering bulbs from the store or to dig and divide bulbs that have been overcrowded for a year. Spring bulb planting is one of those garden activities that need to be planned, that is we will not get those colorful bl...

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