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Over the Fence

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

What's in Your Mailbox?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

The mail carrier is currently catching his breath after a hurried season of delivering holiday cards and packages. The many flower and seed catalogs will be the next thing showing up in our mailboxes courtesy of the post office. Starting in January, which is typical, now you can expect the catalogs you have requested and a bunch more you had not. Each year every seed house is trying to...

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Cranberries

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Seems fitting that cranberries are the topic of this week's column, given the time of year. Cranberries have long been associated with the Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. Cranberries, once eaten only a couple times a year are now found in the grocery isle just about any time of the year. As with so many other...

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Cold Temps, Snow Cover and Dormancy

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator While we are having our cold weather, it is great to see it come along with snow for our garden plants at least. Snow cover provides insulation from the drying winter sun and the extremes in air temperatures. After a fairly normal growing season this spring and summer, the fall weather clearly lingered on. Those plants...

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Houseplants and Holiday Plant Care

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator We have all had our houseplants indoors from their summer locations outside now for several weeks and as I have seen already, some of those houseplants are showing up with insects on them. This past week spider mites have shown up on a variety of plants. Spider mites are very small mites that are most often found at th...

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