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This is a collection about horticulture.

To-MAY-to or Tom-MAH-to? July 29, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 1:30 pm
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Blossom end rot- photo from ohioline.osu.edu

Whether you pronounce it to-MAY-to or to-MAH-to, either way you say it they are both delicious.  Tomatoes are grown in over 86 percent of home gardens in the United States, but there are many common diseases and problems that can plague tomatoes.  With a little help, you can keep your tomatoes in tip top shape.

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Powdery Plants July 27, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 8:23 pm
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Powdery mildew on lilac. Photo by S. Cochran

Spooky looking plants have been sighted all across Central Nebraska.  Ghostly white peonies and lilac aren’t possessed, they are infected.  Find out what is causing this whitish cast to many favorite landscape plants.

Read more at HuskerHort.com

 

 

Grubs July 5, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 4:55 pm
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Different species of grubs.

Happy Summer!  June 20th marked the start of the summer season.  Summer means a good time for cookouts, picnics, swimming, and grub control.  Not exactly what you had in mind for summer fun?  Knowing the pest and its habits can help keep you from spending all of your summer fun time dealing with grubs.

The whole article can be read at HuskerHort.com

Elizabeth Killinger is the Horticulture Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension in Hall County. For more information contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu, her blog at http://huskerhort.com/, or HuskerHort on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Emerald Ash Borer In Nebraska June 21, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 6:37 pm

We can stop with the ‘if and whens,’ Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in the state of Nebraska.  Find out what that means for your beloved ash trees and what you should be doing now and what you can hold off on for a little while longer.

Read the rest of the post on http://hukserhort.com

Elizabeth Killinger is the Horticulture Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension in Hall County. For more information contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu, her blog at http://huskerhort.com/, or HuskerHort on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Dealing with Storm Damaged Trees May 29, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 9:00 am
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Storm Damaged Trees- Photo by S. Cochran

The recent storms have reminded us about what severe weather can do.  They have been a good reminder to have a severe weather plan in place, and that includes one for your trees.  Take advantage of the break in the rain and storms to scout for potential issues in your landscape trees.

To read the full blog post visit HuskerHort 

 Elizabeth Killinger is the Horticulture Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension in Hall County. For more information contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu, her blog at http://huskerhort.com/, or HuskerHort on Facebook and Twitter.

Storm Damaged Trees (PDF)

 

Mother’s Day and Veggies? May 16, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 4:30 pm

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Mother’s Day has come and gone and you know what that means.  No, it is not time to stop being nice to Mom, it’s time to start planting those tender vegetable crops in your garden.  Knowing what, when, and how to plant can offer many rewards in the long run.

Read the whole post at HuskerHort.com

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Getting to the Core of Fruit Trees May 2, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 8:30 am
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Apple Blossoms

Cherry pie, peach cobbler, and apple crisp are just a few things that come to mind when fruit trees are mentioned.  Makes my mouth water thinking about the baked goods made with fruit from your very own tree.  It may sound simple to grow fruit trees, but there are a few rules to keep in mind when selecting the right fruit trees for your landscape.

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