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Horticulture 2010 Newsletter

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December 15, 2010

  • Final Newsletter of the Season
  • What To Do With the Christmas Tree After Christmas
  • Winter Hardiness of Fruit Plants
  • Care of Gift Fruit Baskets
  • Care of Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti

 

December 8, 2010

  • "How-To" Videos Added to Horticulture Information Center Website
  • Storing Potatoes in Cold Temperatures
  • Poor Drainage in Garden Areas
  • Mouse Damage to Fruit Trees/Plants
  • Controlling Volunteer Trees
  • Ice Melters

December 1, 2010

  • Upcoming Events
  • Poinsettia Care
  • Amaryllis Culture
  • Ornamental Pear Fruit
  • Storing Pecans and Other Nuts
  • Storing Power Equipment for the Winter

 

November

 

November 24, 2010

  • Garden Soil Preparation - It's Not Too Late
  • Horseradish
  • Houseplants and Indoor Pollution
  • Monitor Indoor Plant Temperatures

November 17, 2010

  • Winterizing Strawberry Plants
  • Dormant Seeding of Turfgrass
  • Knotweed Control
  • Hosta Virus X
  • Houseplants Losing Leaves

November 10, 2010

  • Upcoming Events
  • Fall Care of Peonies
  • Winterizing Roses
  • Pruning Shrubs
  • Water Landscape Plants Before Winter
  • Begin Rabbit Protection Now

November 3, 2010

  • The Shawnee County Master Gardener Greenhouse Project
  • Apply Late-Season Nitrogen Application in November
  • Reproducing Apple Trees
  • Spruce Problems
  • What is the "Wild" Shrub with the Bright Red Berries?
  • There is Still Time to Plant
  • Yellow Collared Scape Moth
  • Caring for Houseplants During the Winter
  • Draining Hoses and Irrigation Lines
  • Time to Think About the Use of Dormant Oils
October

 

October 27, 2010

  • Control Broadleaf Weeds in Lawns in Early November
  • Tree Leaves and Turf
  • Tucking Your Lawn Mower in for the Winter
  • Hardiness of Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Why Isn't My Red Maple Red?
  • Perennial Garden Clean-up
  • Clean Up Iris Beds this Fall
  • Garden Mums

 

October 20, 2010

  • Should You Let Turf Grow Tall in the Fall?
  • Why Late Lawn Seedings Often Fail
  • The Last Pepeprs of the Season
  • Hackberry Psyllids Invading Homes

 

October 13, 2010

  • Master Gardener Pepsi Refresh Project Grant
  • Spring-flowering Plants Blooming in the Fall
  • Is It a Maple or an Oak?
  • "Apples" on an Ornamental Shrub
  • Frost on Lawns
  • Keeping Your Pumpkins Longer
  • Parsleyworm or Black Swallowtail Caterpillars
  • The Impact of Horticultural Practices on Insect and Mite Pests
  • Fall a Good Time for Soil Testing

October 6, 2010

  • Help the Shawnee County Master Gardeners Build a Greenhouse
  • Upcoming Events
  • Last Tomatoes of the Season
  • Work Garden Soil in the Fall
  • Japanese Clover
  • Amaryllis, Bringing it Back Into Bloom
  • Autumn Home Invaders
  • False Chinch Bug Nymphs Worry Homeowners
  • Multicolored Asian Lady Beeltes
  • The Dark Flower Scarab Common This Year
September

September 29, 2010

  • Fertilize Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Questions on Ornamental Grasses
  • Preventing Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
  • Twig Girdlers
  • Woolly Worms

 

September 22, 2010

  • New Publication on Landscape Design
  • Weeds in Lawns
  • Lawn Seeding Deadline Nears
  • Planting Trees in the Fall
  • Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic Planting Time
  • Fruit Planting Preparation

September 15, 2010 

  • Asparagus and Rhubarb in the Autumn Season
  • Time to Plant Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Grow a Mighty Oak From a Little Acorn
  • Pine Wilt Cycle
  • Moving Houseplants Inside for the Winter
  • Ornamental Sweet Potatoes

 

September 8, 2010

  • Dwarf Fescues? Thin Leaved Fescues? RTF? Which Fescue Do I Plant?
  • Trees Losing Their Leaves
  • It's Pine Wilt Time Again
  • Pokeweed
  • Harvesting and Curing Black Walnut
  • Reblooming Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactus

 

September 1, 2010

  • Overseeding a Lawn
  • The Incredible, Edible Sedge
  • Peonies May Be Cut Back Now
  • Squash and Pumpkin Harvest
  • Storing Apples
  • Tubakia Leaf Spot of Oak
  • Sunflowers-Harvesting and Roasting Seeds
  • Dragonflies
August

August 24, 2010

  • Give Cool-Season Grasses a Boost
  • Power Raking and Core-Aeration
  • Grub Damage on Lawns
  • Small Peaches
  • Are Crabapples Safe to Eat?
  • Magnolia Scale
     

August 18, 2010

  • Is My Lawn Still Alive?
  • Fall Lawn Seeding Tips
  • For Seeding Success, Pay Attention to "Other Crop" on the Seed Label
  • Lawns in Shade
  • Rhizomatous Tall Fescue Varieties
  • Still Time for Salad  Greens
  • Preparing the Vegetable Garden for Next Year
  • Pine Needle Scale Control Window Approaching
  • Flatid Planthoppers

 August 11, 2010

  • How Much to Water a Lawn
  • Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Selection for Cool-Season Lawns
  • When Are Apples Ready to Pick?
  • Tomato Fruit Sunscald
  • Cicada Killers
  • Crickets
  • Emerald Ash Borer and Thousand Cankers Disease

 

August 4, 2010

  • Fertilize Strawberries Mid-August
  • Pear Harvest
  • Control Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck
  • Dividing Daylilies
  • Fall Gardens
  • Fall Webworm
  • Ground Beetles
July

July 28, 2010

  • Upcoming Events
  • Squash Vine Borer
  • Orange Tomatoes and Heat
  • Heat Stops Tomatoes from Setting Fruit
  • Budworms on Garden Plants
  • Mycosphaerella Leaf Spot on Ash

July 21, 2010

  • Upcoming Events
  • Bacterial Wilt of Cucumber and Muskmelon
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Tomato Cracking
  • Peony "Measles"
  • Bagworms
  • Annual White Grubs

July 14, 2010

  • Brown Patch on Fescue
  • Common Smut on Sweet Corn
  • Vegetables Produce Flowers But No Fruit
  • Dividing Iris
  • Dwarf Spruce Showing Damage from Mites
  • Green June Beetle
  • Walnut Caterpillars

July 7, 2010

  • Watering Fruit Plants
  • Black Rot on Grapes
  • Harvesting Potatoes
  • Pulling Onions
  • Bermudagrass Control
June

June 30, 2010

  • Correction to Last Week's Newsletter
  • Outside Plants May Need to be Watered
  • Summer Care of Strawberries
  • Prop Up Fruit Tree Limbs if Needed
  • When to Pick Blackberries
  • Tan or White Drupelets on Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit
  • "Tomatoes" on Potatoes
  • Hornworms on Tomato
  • Picturewinged Flies Common This Year
  • Walnut and Yellownecked Caterpillars
  • Spittlebugs on Eastern Redbud Near Manhattan
  • Raccoons and Sweet Corn
  • Grub Control

June 23, 2010

  • Upcoming Events
  • 'Tip' Blackberries, Black Raspberries, and Purple Raspberries
  • Cherry Leaf Spot
  • Squash Bugs
  • Sweet Corn Earworm
  • Slugs...With A Bit of Humor!
  • Slime Molds

 

June 16, 2010

  • Blossom-end Rot
  • Dutch Elm Disease (DED)
  • Leaf Scorch on Trees and Shrubs
  • June Drop of Fruit
  • Stalk Borer
  • Bagworms
  • Millipede Invasion
  • Twospotted Spider Mite
  • What Happened to My Honeysuckle Bush?
  • Squash Vine Borer

June 9, 2010

  • Blackspot of Roses
  • Strawberry Bed Renewal
  • Physiological Leaf Curl in Tomatoes
  • Ladybird Beetles
  • What's in the Old Bucket? - Rosy Maple Moths
  • Time to Weigh-In On Oystershell Scale
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Peach Tree Borers and Squash Vine Borers
  • Lace Bugs

 

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