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This is a collection about horticulture.

Crickets, Spiders, & Boxelder Bugs… Oh My! September 19, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 4:05 pm
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Boxelder Bugs

Warm days and cool nights signal that fall is almost here.  The pumpkins are just about ready to be picked, the leaves will soon be in full color display and the wolf spiders and crickets will start migrating into the home.  Not exactly what you had in mind for a peaceful fall?  Find out how to start preparing now to keep these invaders from making themselves at home in your home.

Read more at HuskerHort.com

 

 

Don’t Throw in the Trowel on the Vegetable Garden September 7, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 2:33 pm
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Fall Vegetable Garden. Photo from hortupdate.unl.edu

While some gardeners are ready for the gardening season to be over, others are raring up for another round.  If you are one who isn’t quite ready to throw in the trowel, now is the ideal time to start thinking about that fall vegetable garden.

Read more at HuskerHort.com

 

 

Spooky Looking Plants August 29, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 7:47 pm

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.

To read more go to 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.

 

 

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.

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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.