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Horticulture 2012 Newsletter
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DECEMBER

December 18, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Composting: Cool Tools
  • Final Newsletter of the Season
  • What To Do With the Christmas Tree After Christmas
  • Care of Gift Fruit Baskets
  • Ice Melters

December 11, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Do-It_Yourself Holiday Gift: Gifts with Flair
  • Care of Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti
  • Controlling Volunteer Trees
  • Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable
  • Storing Pecans and Other Nuts

December 4, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Decorating a Flowerpot for the Holidays
  • Upcoming Events
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Poor Drainage in Garden Areas
  • Ashes in the Garden
  • Compost Pile Maintenance
  • Storing Power Equipment for the Winter
NOVEMBER

November 27, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Poinsettias, Choosing the Best
  • Dormant Seeding of Turfgrass
  • Mouse Damage to Fruit Trees/Plants
  • Houseplants and Indoor Pollution
  • Storing Old Garden Seed
  • Firewood

November 20, 2012

  • Video of the week:  Amaryllis for Winter Color
  • Upcoming Events
  • Cladoptosis on Sawtooth Oak
  • Water Landscape Plants
  • Poinsettia Care
  • Garden Soil Preparation - It's Not Too Late
  • Horseradish
  • Monitor Indoor Plant Temperatures

November 13, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Transforming Leaves from Trash to Treasure
  • Fall Care of Peonies
  • Winterizing Roses
  • Soil Prep for Peas
  • What is the “Wild” Shrub with the Bright Red Berries?    
  • Knotweed Control

November 6, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Composting: What to Add
  • Upcoming Events
  • Trees for Fall Color
  • Draining Hoses and Irrigation Lines
  • Keep Compost Pile Moist
  • Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
  • Stratification
  • Winter Care of Houseplants          
OCTOBER

October 30, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Will Fall Mums Last Through the Winter
  • Apply Late-Season Nitrogen Application in November
  • Perennial Garden Clean-up
  • There is Still Time to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Hardiness of Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs in the Fall

October 23, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Saving Sunflower Seeds
  • Control Broadleaf Weeds in Lawns in Late October - Early November
  • Tucking Your Lawnmower in for the Winter
  • Tree Leaves and Turf
  • Hackberry Psyllids Invading Homes
  • Harvesting and Curing Black Walnut
  • Preserving Garden Tools

 October 16, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Storing Tender Bulbs for the Winter
  • Should you Let Turf Grow Tall in the Fall?
  • Why Late Lawn Seedings Often Fail
  • Garden Mums
  • Winter Storage of Summer Bulbs
  • Reproducing Apple Trees

October 9, 2012

    • 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

 October 2, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Planting Bulbs for Spring Color
  • Upcoming Events
  • Fall Color of Trees
  • Season Joy
  • Last Tomatoes of the Season
  • Work Garden Soil in the Fall

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SEPTEMBER

September 25, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Planting a Tree
  • Summer Stresses on Pine, Spruce and Fir
  • Questions on Ornamental Grasses
  • Preventing Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
  • Why Tall Fescue Usually Does Better than Kentucky Bluegrass in Kansas
  • Fertilize Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Time to Plant Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Call "Kansas One Call" Before Digging

September 18, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Drying Flowers - Long Lasting and Colorful
  • Upcoming Events
  • Lawn Seeding Deadline Nears
  • Planting Trees in the Fall
  • Fruit Planting Preparation
  • Amaryllis, Bringing it Back into Bloom
  • Garlic Planting Time
  • Soil Tests and Plant Growth

September 11, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Garlic, Easy to Grow and Share
  • Trees Dying after Heavy Rain
  • Bark Splitting on Trees
  • Twig Girdlers
  • Harvesting Sweetpotatoes
  • Reblooming Christmas and Thanksgiving Cactus
  • Reblooming Poinsettias
  • Moving Houseplants Inside for Winter
  • Adding Organic Materials Directly to the Garden
  • Ornamental Sweet Potatoes

September 4, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Peonies to Share
  • Storing Apples
  • Asparagus and Rhubarb in the Autumn Season
  • Spring-flowering Plants Blooming Now
  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Kansas
  • It's Pine Wilt Time Again
  • Are Acorns Edible

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AUGUST

August 28, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Fertilize in the Fall for a Healthy Lawn
  • Give Cool-Season Grasses a Boost
  • Water Restrictions and Seeding
  • Boxelder Bugs on Maples
  • Dividing Peonies
  • Peonies May Be Cut Back Now
  • Purple Twirl
  • Harvesting and Roasting Sunflower Seeds

August 21, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Overseed Your Lawn
  • Overseeding a Lawn
  • Fall Lawn Seeding Tips
  • Preparing the Vegetable Garden for Next Year
  • Plant Triage and Watering

August 14, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Dividing Daylilies
  • Still Time for Salad Garden
  • Blossom Blast on Beans
  • For Seeding Success, Pay Attention to "Other Crop" on the Seed Label
  • Brown Recluse Spiders
  • Pokeweed
  • Emerald Ash Borer Comments

August 7, 2012

  • Video of the Week: High Quality Grass Seed: Worth the Extra Cost
  • Harvesting Winter Squash and Pumpkins
  • Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Selection for Cool-Season Lawns  
  • Dividing Daylilies
  • ¿Lilacs with Dead Canes
  • Control Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck
  • When are Apples Ready to Pick
  • Fertilize Strawberries
  • Overwatering Problems

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JULY

July 31, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Tips on Harvesting Pears
  • Upcoming Events
  • Tomato Fruit Problems
  • Crapemyrtles Beat the Heat
  • Emerald Ash Borer Found Near Kansas City
  • Bagworm Control
  • Pear Harvest

July 24, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Tomato Problems
  • Tomato Cracking
  • Tomato Fruit Sunscald
  • Tomatoes with Thick, Tough Skin
  • Prop Up Fruit Tree Limbs if Needed
  • Cicada Killer Wasps
  • Whiteflies

 July 17, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Iris
  • Upcoming Events
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Watering Fruit Trees During Hot Summers
  • Dividing Iris
  • Field Dodder
  • Green June Beetle
  • Blister Beetles are "Irritating" Insects
  • Lace Bugs
  • Wasps

 July 10, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  How Often to Water Your Lawn
  • Upcoming Events
  • When to Pick Peaches
  • Get Your Fruit Fix at U-Pick Farms and Fruit Festivals
  • Is My Lawn Still Alive
  • Tomatoes Slow to Ripen?
  • Bitter Cucumbers
  • Fall Gardening: Cole Crops

July 3, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Watering Young Trees
  • Upcoming Events
  • Harvesting Potatoes
  • Pulling Onions
  • Weird Squash
  • Tomatoes and Stinkbugs
  • Trees Losing Leaves
  • Squash Vine Borer
  • Controlling Grassy Sandbur
  • Herbicide Damage to Trees, Shrubs and Gardens

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JUNE

June 26, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Drying Flowers - Long Lasting and Colorful
  • Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
  • Black Rot on Grapes
  • Summer Care of Strawberries
  • Tan or White Drupelets on Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit
  • Sweet Corn Earworm
  • ¿Spider Mites on Tomatoes
  • Aster Yellows on Coneflower

 June 19, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  What? No Squash?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Vegetables Produce Flowers But No Fruit
  • "Tomatoes" on Potatoes
  • Blossom-end Rot
  • Raccoons and Sweet Corn
  • Bark Shedding
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Bagworm Control Considerations
  • Lime-Sulfur: A Multi-Use Pesticide 

 June 12, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Watering Container Plants
  • Upcoming Events
  • Do Not Over-Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Onions Developing
  • Rose Rosette
  • Borer Control in Trees
  • Pine Tip Moth
  • Blister Beetles on Vegetables 

 June 5, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Harvesting Herbs
  • Purple Power
  • Ash Flower Gall
  • Bean Leaf Beetles
  • Genista Caterpillar
  • Jumping Oak Galls
  • Squash Bugs
  • Twospotted Spider Mite on Roses

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MAY

May 29, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Controlling Bagworms
  • Upcoming Events
  • Physiological Leaf Curl on Tomatoes
  • Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns
  • Little Barley in Lawns
  • Sidedressing Annual Flowers
  • Chiggers
  • Five Grasshoppers in 1-inch?
  • Hollyhock Weevil

 May 22, 2012 

  • Video of the Week: Check Your Garden for Insects
  • Upcoming Events
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • Control of Prostrate Spurge
  • Aphids on Daylilies
  • ¿Oak Galls
  • Chinch Bugs on Buffalograss
  • Burrowing Bug Nymphs
  • Inexpensive Method of Watering Trees
  • Honey Bee Swarm Season
  • Watering Houseplants While on Vacation  

 May 15, 2012

  • Video of the week:  Succession Planting in Vegetables
  • Upcoming Events
  • Controlling Yellow Nutsedge in Lawns
  • 'Staggering' Sweetcorn Planting
  • Fruit Sprays and Spray Water pH
  • Iris Bacterial Soft Rot
  • Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt
  • Variegated Cutworm
  • Lecanium Scale
  • Accumulated Stress May Result in Death of  Plants (Repeated)

May 8, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Mulch - Beneficial for Flower Beds
  • A Rose for Everyone
  • How to Mow Your Yard: A Rebuttal of a Consumer Reports Article
  • Thinning Excess Fruit
  • Miller Moths
  • Aphids
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer
  • Rabbits in the Garden

 May 1, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Inspecting Cole Crops for Insects
  • Upcoming Events
  • Fertilize Irrigated Cool-Season Lawns in May
  • Protecting New Vegetable Transplants from the Wind
  • Cabbage Worms
  • Be on the Lookout for Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket
  • Rust on Hollyhock
  • Poison Ivy Identification and Control

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APRIL

 April 24, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Caring for Knock-Out Roses
  • Orchard Grass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Blackspot of Roses
  • Anthracnose on Trees
  • Sweet Corn Primer
  • Cankerworms

April 17, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Cool-Season and Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Upcoming Events
  • Setting Out Tomatoes
  • Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes
  • Rhubarb Harvest and Seedstalks
  • Help for New Vegetable Gardeners
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain
  • Accumulated Stress May Result in Death of Plants
  • Aphids on Roses
  • Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses Website
  • Field Bindweed Control

April 10, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Herbs for the Kitches
  • Planting Easter Lilies Outside
  • Preventing Fruit on Crabapples
  • Borers on Pines?
  • Look Now for Pine Sawfly
  • Mole Control
  • Termites or Ants
  • Asparagus Beetles
  • Pine Tip Moth Control
  • Controlling Grassy Weeds in Broadleaf Plants

 April 3, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Tools for the Garden
  • Seeding Cool-Season Lawns in the Spring
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp
  • Slime Molds
  • Bagworms, It's Still Too Early to Spray
  • Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillars
  • Magnolia

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MARCH

 March 27, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Growing Asparagus
  • Asparagus Time
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops
  • Buffalograss Greening Up: Round-Up for Weeds?
  • Crabgrass Germination: Do I Put Down Preventer Now?
  • Henbit in Lawns
  • Winter Grain Mites on Lawns
  • Care of Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • How Early Are We This Spring?

March 20, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Pruning Fruit Trees
  • Starting Tomatoes Early
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing
  • Laying Plastic Mulch
  • Applying Organic Matter in the Spring
  • Planting Fruit Trees
  • Apple Tree Sprays
  • Be on the Lookout for Hackberry Psyllids
  • Scale Crawlers: Be On the Look-Out!

March 13, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Prairie Plants: Hardy for Kansas
  • Herbicides for Home Vegetable Gardens
  • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
  • Brown Coloration on Junipers
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Pruning Hybrid-Tea Roses

March 6, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Planting a Tree
  • Upcoming Events
  • Pea Planting Time
  • Time to Plant Potatoes Approaching
  • Strawberry Planting and Mulch Removal
  • Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
  • Fertilizing Perennial Flowers
  • I Dream of Spring Flowering Trees
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem

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FEBRUARY

 February 28, 2012

  •  Video of the Week:  Selecting a Tree
  • Growing Blueberries
  • Blueberries in Containers
  • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
  • Brighten up February with Dogwood
  • Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils
  • Correcting Iron Chlorosis in Trees
  • Coldframes and Hotbeds

 February 21, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Plants from Seed
  • Upcoming Events
  • Tips for Gardener New to Growing Transplants
  • Sources for Tomato Seed
  • Lettuce
  • Pruning Young Fruit Trees
  • What Fruit Trees to Plant
  • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
  • Repotting Houseplants

February 14, 2012

  • Video of the Week:  Secret Design Elements
  • Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses
  • Fertilizing Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • What's New in Tomatoes
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
  • Fungus Gnats

February 7, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Flower Bed Design
  • Plants Breaking Dormancy Early
  • Some Fruit Trees Need Pollinators
  • Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
  • Check Plants for Scale Insec
  • Use a Planting Calendar
  • Leaching Houseplants

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JANUARY

January 31, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Native Plants Thrive on Less Water
  • Upcoming Events
  • What's New in Sweet Peppers?
  • Cloning Apple Trees
  • It's Not Too Late for Dormant Overseeding of Turfgrass
  • Forcing Stems of Woody Plants for Indoor Bloom
  • Rabbit Resistant Flowers
  • USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Updated
  • Gypsum and Clay Soils

January 24, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Attracting Birds to the Backyard
  • Upcoming Events
  • Plants for Kansas: Deciduous Ho
  • Start Trees Off Right
  • Companion Planting: Does It Work?
  • Ashes in the Garden
  • Bird Feeding
  • Bringing Houseplants Down to Size

January 17, 2012

  • Video of he Week: Paperwhites for Winter Fragrance
  • Upcoming Events
  • Now is a Good Time to Design Your Landscape
  • Plants Deer Don't Like
  • All-America Selections for 2012
  • Firewood

January 10, 2012

  • Video of the Week: Easy to Make Grow Light
  • Horticulture 2011 Indexed
  • Starting Plants from Seed
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Vegetables and Flowers Seeding Table
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service

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