Category: In the Garden

What is it? Wednesday

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis ‘JN2’, The Rising Sun The Rising Sun™ redbud is an eye-catching specimen tree adaptable to different soil types and moisture levels. This small tree (tops out at...

Fall Flowering Japanese Anemone

Japanese anemones or windflowers (Anemone x hybrida) are especially attractive additions to a partially shaded landscape. These beautiful perennials bloom in fall starting the second year, i.e.,...

What is it? Wednesday

Isa textula, Slug Caterpillar Fast Fact “Slug caterpillars” are called so because they move slowly and glide slug-like due to reduced thoracic legs and sucker-like prolegs....

What is it? Wednesday

Rose Rosette Disease on Knock Out® Rose Fast Fact Rose rosette disease (RRD) is caused by rose rosette virus (RRV). Rose rosette virus is transmitted by grafting or the feeding of eriophyid mites....

Beware the Stinging Cats of Fall

With this cooler early fall weather, I just had to get out and do some pruning, which I typically do not do this time of year. I pruned my Curly Willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’), a tree with...

What is it? Wednesday

Tree squirrel bot fly, Cuterebra emasculator Fast Fact Cuterebra emasculator are natural, native parasites that, typically, do not adversely affect the overall health of their hosts: eastern gray...

Fall in Love with Physical Activity

As temperatures drop and summer leaves change colors, outdoor physical activity becomes enjoyable. There are many ways you and your family can get active during the fall season. Here are some fun...

The Pesky Wet Spot in Your Lawn

If I had a dollar for every time a client called this year about a wet spot in their lawn, I’d probably be able to adopt another dog. Fortunately for our clients, there are several ways to address...

Cyanobacteria – is it toxic?

Summer, it’s that time of year for sweet corn, peaches, watermelon, and pond calls! Pond calls are phone calls, emails, texts, etc. with questions that Extension Agents get on any topic related to...

Mountain Mint

Would you like an easy-to-grow perennial that flowers from July to August and is a magnet for many pollinating wasps, skippers, bees, and moths? Then consider mountain mint for your garden. Mountain...

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