This is a collection about horticulture.

Mother’s Day and Veggies? May 16, 2016

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


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.

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Getting to the Core of Fruit Trees May 2, 2016

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

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.



Got (Earth) Worms? April 18, 2016

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

earthworm castingEveryone wants the dream lawn they can walk on barefoot or push a lawnmower over with ease.  To some, this may sound like a dream.  Rough, bumpy, uneven lawns can be a pain to walk on or to push a mower over.  The cause isn’t a disease or critter, but you might be surprised who the culprit is. (more…)


Premergents Can Only Do So Much April 11, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 4:18 pm

Applying preemergent now won’t help with henbit. Photo from

No matter how a hard we try, we can’t predict Mother Nature, especially in Nebraska.  The weather this year, throws all of my previous application recommendations for crabgrass preemergence herbicides out the window.  On the bright side, we have been enjoying plenty of days with warm temperatures and so have our lawns and the weeds in them.  (more…)


A Nebraska Waiting Game March 7, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 10:40 pm

The warm weather these past few weeks has gotten everyone ready to head outside and get their hands dirty. Just because it feels like spring, doesn’t mean we have to finish all of our spring to-dos now. Hold off on some tasks, we live in Nebraska after all. (more…)


Dust Off Those Houseplants February 22, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 8:00 am

Pothos houseplant. Photo by S. Cochran

Houseplants do many things. They help to clean indoor air, provide a pop of color during a white winter, and they are a great way to keep your green thumb in practice for the upcoming season. With a little know-how, you too can grow prize winning houseplants. (more…)


The War Against Voles February 8, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 8:00 am

The first rule of war is to know thy enemy. It may seem a little drastic to think about waging war again furry little critters, but once you have actually dealt with them then you understand. Find out about a common landscape villain, what they do, and how can keep your landscape from becoming their lunch. (more…)



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