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Horticulture 2011 Newsletter

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DECEMBER

December 20, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Do-It-Yourself Holiday Gifts
  • Final Newsletter of the Season
  • Upcoming Events
  • Amaryllis Culture
  • What To Do With the Christmas Tree After Christmas
  • Care of Gift Fruit Baskets

December 13, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Decorating a Flower Pot for the Holidays
  • Upcoming Events
  • Controlling Volunteer Trees
  • Care of Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti
  • Caffeine and Slugs
  • Storing Pecans and Other Nuts
  • Ice Melters

December 5, 2011

  • Video of the Week: Poinsettias with Holiday Sparkle
  • Upcoming Events
  • Storing Potatoes in Cold Temperatures
  • Poor Drainage in Garden Areas
  • Compost Pile Maintenance
  • Storing Power Equipment for the Winter
NOVEMBER

November 29, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Poinsettias, Choosing the Best
  • Upcoming Events
  • Poinsettia Care
  • Mouse Damage to Fruit Trees/Plants
  • High pH Soils and What To Do With Them
  • Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils
  • Soil Tests and Plant Growth

November 22, 2011

  • Video of the week:  Adding Organic Matter Improves Soil
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dormant Seeding of Turfgrass
  • Garden Soil Preparation - It's Not Too Late
  • Houseplants and Indoor Pollution
  • Monitor Indoor Plant Temperatures

November 15, 2011

  • Cleaning Up the Garden in the Fall
  • Upcoming Events
  • Poor Seed Germination this Fall?   You're Not Alone
  • Knotweed Control
  • Ornamental Grasses Not Blooming?
  • Stressed About Your Trees?  So Are They!
  • Winterizing Strawberry Plants
  • Houseplants Losing Leaves
  • Horseradish 

November 8, 2011

  • Protect Roses for the Winter
  • Kansas Turfgrass Conference
  • Pruning Shrubs
  • Fall Care of Peonies
  • Winterizing Roses
  • Draining Hoses and Irrigation Lines
  • Begin Rabbit Protection Now
  • Winterizing Garden Hand Tools

November 1, 2011

  • Water Pine Trees Year-Round
  • Luncheon Series presented by Friends of the KSU Gardens
  • Cleaning up the Vegetable Garden for Next Year
  • Apply Late-Season Nitrogen Application in November
  • Tucking Your Lawnmower in for the Winter
  • Prevention of Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
  • Water the Compost Pile
  • Caring for Houseplants During the Winter              
OCTOBER

October 25, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Storing Tender Bulbs for the Winter
  • Tree Leaves and Turf
  • Winter Mulching of Vegetables
  • Hardiness of Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Perennial Garden Clean-up
  • There is Still Time to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Winter Storage of Summer Bulbs

October 18, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Planting Bulbs for Spring Color
  • Why Late Lawn Seedings Often Fail
  • Should You Let Turf Grow Tall in the Fall?
  • Storing Tomato Cages
  • Garden Mums
  • Hackberry Psyllids Invading Homes\

 October 11, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Low Tunnels Extend the Growing Season
  • Kansas Turfgrass Conference
  • Fall Planting of Asparagus & Rhubarb
  • Peppers from the Garden
  • Rotation of Vegetable Crops
  • Frost on Lawns
  • Fall a Good Time for Soil Testing

October 4, 2011

    • Video of the Week:  Will Fall Mums Last Through the Winter
    • Fertilize Spring-Flowering Bulb Beds in October
    • Last Tomatoes of the Season
    • Questions on Oranamental Grasses
    • Harvesting and Curing Black Walnuts
    • Work Garden Soil in the Fall
    • Amending Soils with Sand

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SEPTEMBER

September 27, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Garlic:  Easy to Grow and Store
  • Why Tall Fescue Usually Does Better than Kentucky Bluegrass in Kansas
  • Time to Plant Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Amaryllis, Bringing it Back Into Bloom
  • Preventing Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
  • How to Water Trees
  • Water Landscape Plants

September 20, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Planting a Tree
  • Fruit Planting Preparation
  • Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
  • Listeria Tainted Cantaloupes
  • Lawn Seeding Deadline Nears
  • Planting Trees in the Fall
  • Moving Houseplants Inside for the Winter

September 13, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Peonies to Share
  • Garden Spiders
  • Velvet Ants
  • Reblooming Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactus
  • Reblooming Poinsettias
  • Adding Organic Materials Directly to the Garden
  • Ornamental Sweet Potatoes

September 6, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Reseeding a Patch of Lawn
  • Asparagus and Rhubarb in the Autumn Season
  • Storing Apples
  • Tree ID
  • Leaching Houseplants
  • Are Acorns Edible?

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AUGUST

August 30, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Fertilize Your Lawn
  • Summer Stress on Pine, Spruce and Fir
  • Are Crabapples Safe to Eat?
  • Plants for Late Season Bloom
  • Peonies May Be Cut Back Now
  • Woody Plants and Lace Bug Damage
  • Bagworms, Is It Too Late to Spray?
  • Harvesting and Roasting Sunflower Seeds
  • Pokeweed
  • Controlling Grassy Sandbur

August 23, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Overseed Your Lawn
  • Grub Damage on Lawns
  • Fall Lawn Seeding Tips
  • Overseeding a Lawn
  • Power Raking and Core-Aeration
  • Spring-flowering Plants Blooming in the Fall
  • Lawn Moths = Sod Webworms
  • Mayflies in August?
  • Overwatering Problems
  • New Publication on Pruning Shrubs

August 16, 2011

  • Video of the Week: High Quality Grass Seed: Worth the Extra Expense
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Selection for Cool-Season Lawns
  • Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars
  • Lawns in Shade
  • Pear Harvest
  • When Are Apples Ready to Pick
  • Harvesting Winter Squash
  • Wood Chips as Mulch

August 9, 2011

  • Video of the Week: Colorful Fall Veggies
  • Fall Gardens
  • Twig Dieback on Oak
  • Fall Webworms
  • How Does "Drought or Heat Stress" Influence Plant-Insect Interactions
  • Slime Molds

August 2, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Daylilies
  • Turf & Ornamentals Field Day - August 4
  • Fertilize Strawberries
  • Honeydew
  • Lovebug Invasion
  • Squirrel Damage to Trees
  • Divding Daylilies

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JULY

July 26, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Iris
  • Tomatoes Slow to Ripen
  • Tomato Fruit Sunscald
  • Onions:  Named Variety Versus Unnamed Set
  • Bitter Cucumbers
  • Fall Gardening:  the Cole Crops
  • Is My Lawn Still Alive?
  • What is Eating My Sweetpotato Vine?
  • Brown Recluse Spiders

July 19, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Watering Your Garden
  • KSU Research & Extension Center, Olathe Open House
  • Heat Stops Tomatoes form Setting Fruit
  • Orange Tomatoes and Heat
  • Tan or White Druplets on Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit
  • Brown Patch on Fescue
  • Questions About Which Cool-Season Grass to Plant
  • Chiggers
  • Chinch Bugs on Turf
  • Green June Beetle

 July 12, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Check Your Garden for Insects
  • Bermudagrass Control
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Dividing Iris
  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Budworms on Garden Plants
  • Walnut Caterpillars
  • Ground Beetles 

 July 5, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Watering Young Trees
  • Bedding Plant Field Day
  • Harvesting Potatoes
  • Pulling Onions
  • When to Pick Blackberries
  • Watering Fruit Plants
  • Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Squash Bugs
  • Tomatoes and Stinkbugs
  • Treat Bagworms Now

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JUNE

June 28, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Tomato Problems
  • Upcoming Events
  • Possible Herbicide Injury to Spruces and Pines; Imprelis
  • Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
  • Racoons and Sweet Corn
  • Summer Care of Strawberries
  • Phoma Blight on Vinca
  • Ash Flower Gall
  • Grub Control
  • Buffalograss Webworms
  • Hornworms on Tomatoes
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Stalk Borer  

 


 June 21, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Controlling Bagworms
  • Upcoming Events
  • June Drop of Fruits
  • Vegetables Produce Flowers But No Fruit
  • Accumulated Stress May Result in Plant Death
  • Sweet Corn Earworm
  • Thrips on Roses...What Can You Do?
  • Herbicide Damage to Trees, Shrubs and Gardens  

 June 14, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Inspecting Cole Crops for Insects
  • Blossom-End Rot
  • Do Not Over-Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Physiological Leaf Curl in Tomatoes
  • Mulching Garden Crops
  • Strawberry Bed Renewal
  • Controlling Wild Violets in Lawns
  • Blister Beetles on Vegetables 

 June 7, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Watering Container Gardens
  • Blackspot of Roses
  • Deadheading Flowers
  • Onions Developing
  • "Tip" Blackberries, Black Raspberries and Purple Raspberries
  • Lecanium Scale
  • Clover Mites
  • Dealing With Caterpillar Pests
  • Oak Galls
  • Periodical Cicadas

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MAY

May 31, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Hostas for Low-Maintenance Gardening
  • Trees Not Leafing Out
  • Rust on Ash Trees
  • Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns
  • Reducing Fruit Numbers on Apple Trees
  • Fireblight
  • Sidedressing Annual Flowers
  • Iris Bacterial Soft Rot
  • Grasshoppers
  • Carpenter Bees

 May 24, 2011 

  • Video of the Week: Bushy Annuals
  • Upcoming Events
  • Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
  • Little Barley in Lawns
  • Anthracnose on Trees
  • Borer Control in Peaches
  • Be on The Lookout for Spruce Spider Mite
  • The Unkind Cut Cutworms
  • Brown Dog Ticks
  • Voles  

 May 17, 2011

  • Video of the week:  Beneficial Insects:  Not all bugs are Bad
  • Upcoming Events
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • 'Staggering' Sweetcorn Planting
  • Thinning Excess Fruit
  • Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt
  • "Cabbageworms", Colorado Potato Beetles, Bean Leaf  Beetles
  • When Good Bugs Become Bad Bugs
  • Pine Needle Scale
  • Helping Roundup ProductsWork Better

May 10, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Peppers:  Hot to Mild
  • The Peach Crop
  • Dothistroma Needle Blight on Pines
  • Maple Bladder Gall Mite
  • Soon to Come Miller Moths
  • Insecticides:  What's New in the Market Place?
  • Walnut Wilt
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer
  • Rabbits in the Garden

 May 3, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Beautiful Flowers Start With Plants Adapted for Kansas
  • Protecting New Vegetable Transplants from the Wind
  • Peaches and Apricots
  • Be on the Lookout for Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket
  • Bark Shedding on Eastern Redbud
  • Cabbage Worms
  • Poison Ivy Identification and Control

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APRIL

 April 26, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Vegetables in Containers
  • Fertilize Irrigated Cool-Season Lawns in May
  • Orchard Grass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Sweet Corn Primer
  • Preventing Fruit on Crabapples
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillars
  • Earthworms and Pesticides
  • Controlling Grassy Weeds in Broadleaf Plants
  • Field Bindweed Control

April 19, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Water Teepees Protect Plants
  • Setting Out Tomatoes
  • Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes
  • Help for New Vegetable Gardeners
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain
  • Cedar Apple Rusts
  • Burning Warm-Season Lawns
  • Mole Control
  • Termite Swarms Have Begun
  • Termites or Ants

April 12, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Planting A Tree
  • Seeding Cool-Season Lawns in the Spring
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp
  • Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
  • Cedar-Apple Rust Active
  • Borers on Pines?
  • Ash/Lilac Borer

 April 5, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Spring Crabgrass Control
  • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard
  • Ants in the Home
  • Bagworms, It's Still Too Early to Spray
  • Plants Recommended for Kansas

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MARCH

 March 29, 2011

  • Henbit in Lawns
  • The Bulbs are Blooming
  • Care of Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Asparagus Time
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops
  • Brown Coloration on Junipers
  • Questions about Pine Tip Blight
  • Managing Tip Blight

March 23, 2011

  • Planting Fruit Trees
  • Apple Tree Sprays
  • FreezePruf and Cold Hardiness
  • Starting Tomatoes Early
  • Boltingand Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
  • Managing Turf in Shade
  • Cut Down and Destroy Dead Pines
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing
  • Applying Organic Matter in the Spring
  • Laying Plastic Mulch

March 16, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Planting a Garden
  • Onions, Cabbage and Broccoli Can be Planted Now
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
  • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus
  • Compost Turning
  • How Low Should You Go?
  • Pruning Hybrid-Tea Roses
  • How to Prune Pines
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Fungal-induced Zombie-ism

March 9, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Removing Straw Mulch from Strawberries
  • Time to Plant Potatoes Approaching
  • Herbicides for Home Vegetable Gardens
  • Wet Garden Soils
  • Fertilizing Perennial Flowers
  • Strawberry Planting and Mulch Removal
  • Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

March 2, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Hotbeds and Coldframes
  • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
  • Multiple Grafts on Apple Trees
  • Blueberries in Containers
  • Correcting Iron Chlorosis in Trees
  • Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils

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FEBRUARY

 February 23, 2011

  •  Video of the Week:  Plants Promote Pride Downtown
  •  Spring Grounds Maintenance Workshops
  •  Pruning Young Fruit Trees
  •  What Fruit Trees to Plant
  •  Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
  •  Tips for Gardeners New to Growing Transplants
  •  Lettuce
  •  Useful Gardening Publications
  •  Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  •  Repotting Houseplants

 February 16, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Peas, Easy to Grow
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Cure the Itch by Planting Peas
  • Growing Blueberries
  • Messy Fruit on Ornamental Pears
  • Record Low Temperatures
  • Don't Work Soil Too Wet

February 9, 2011

  • Video of the Week:  Basic Care of Houseplants
  • Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses
  • Fertilizing Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Soil Testing

February 2, 2011

  • Video of the Week: Pothos and Philodendron
  • Upcoming Events
  • Time for Peach Leaf Curl Control
  • Some Fruit Trees Need Pollinators
  • Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
  • Check Plants for Scale Insects
  • Prairie Sentinel Hackberry
  • Avoiding Spindly Transplants
  • Use a Planting Calendar
  • Leaching Houseplants
  • Birdwatching and Bird Feeding Information

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JANUARY

January 26, 2011

  • Video of the Week: Home Testing of Soil: Using Soil Test Strips
  • Cloning Apple Trees
  • Fruit Trees May Be Pruned Now
  • Winter Hardiness of Fruit Buds
  • Pawpaw Trees: A Native Fruit
  • Preventing Potatoes from Sprouting in Storage
  • New Pecan Blog
  • Firewood

January 19, 2011

  • Video of the Week: Attracting Birds to the Backyard
  • Pine Wilt and ODC Chitosan
  • Bad Pruning is an Expensive Way to Save Money
  • Now is a Good Time to Design Your Landscape
  • Beekeeping for Beginners Course through Penn State
  • Bird Feeding
  • Bringing Houseplants Down to Size

January 12, 2011

  • Video of he Week: Flower Bed Design
  • Winter Watering of Landscape Plants
  • Plants that Add Interest to the Winter Landscape
  • Plants Deer Don't Like
  • All-America Selection Winner for 2011

January 5, 2011

  • Video of the Week: Indoor Palms
  • Horticulture 2010 Indexed
  • Upcoming Events
  • Pine Wilt in Western Kansas
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service
  • Starting Plants from Seed
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Vegetables and Flowers Seeding Table

 


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