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Horticulture 2010 Newsletter

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December

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 25, 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

June 2, 2010

  • 'Turf and Tree Wars' and Vandalism
  • Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns
  • Mowing Lawn Has Calming Effect
  • Fireblight in Crabapples and Flowering Pear
  • What's Going on with Silver Maples?
  • Does My Ash Tree Have Chicken Pox?
  • April Showers Bring May Flowers and Root Problems
  • Deadheading Flowers
  • Sidedressing Annual Flowers

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May

May 26, 2010

  • Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
  • Little Barley in Lawn
  • Sidedressing Vegetables
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • Anthracnose on Sycamore
  • Chow Time Tobacco Budworms
  • Oak Tatters
  • Sowbugs and Pillbugs
  • Excessive Rain Can Cause Yellowing of Plants

May 19, 2010

  • Too Wet to Mow the Lawn
  • Recent Rains Trigger Mushroom Development
  • Fruit Sprays and Spray Water pH
  • 'Staggering' Sweetcorn Planting
  • Spirea Aphid
  • Brown Recluse Spiders
  • Elm Pocket Gall
  • Lecanium Scale
  • Lightning Strikes

May 12, 2010

  • Thinning Excess Fruit
  • Rabbits in the Garden
  • Storm Damage and the Garden
  • Oak Galls
  • Maple Bladder Gall Mite
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer
  • New Organic Production Guides Available from Cornell University

May 5, 2010

  • Peaches and Apricots
  • Be on the Lookout for Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket
  • Powdery Mildew on Lawns
  • Protecting New Vegetable Transplants from the Wind
  • Bagworms: It's Still Too Early to Spray
  • Cabbage Worms
  • White Grubs in Gardens and Flower Beds
  • A Word of Caution About Drive (quinclorac)

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April

April 28, 2010

  • Fertilize Irrigated Cool-Season Lawns in May
  • Orchard Grass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Mysterious Holes in My Lawn!
  • Rhubarb Harvest and Seedstalks
  • Sweet Corn Primer
  • It's So Galling!
  • Right On Schedule Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Look Now for Pine Sawfly
  • Field Bindweed Control

April 21, 2010

  • Help for New Vegetable Gardeners
  • Setting Out Tomatoes
  • Preventing the Spread of Pine Wilt
  • In the Garden Cabbages and Cabbageworms
  • What is that Buzzing? It is March Flies!
  • Sphinx Moth Pupas
  • Asian Lady Beetle
  • My Oaks are Raining Worms
  • Controlling Grassy Weeds in Broadleaf Plants

April 14, 2010

  • ConControllingCon Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
  • Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Borers on Pines
  • Mole Control
  • Growing Healthy: Inspect Before You Buy

April 7, 2010

  • Brown Coloration of Junipers
  • Zinnia Cultivars for Butterfly Attraction
  • Planting Easter Lilies Outside
  • Cedar-Apple Rust Active
  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp
  • Clover Mites
  • Termites or Ants
  • Nantucket Pine Tip Moth Spray Window Approaching

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March

March 31, 2010

      • Care for Spring-flowering Bulbs
      • Fertilizing Cole Crops
      • Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes
      • Henbit in Lawns
      • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
      • New Guide for Home Fruit
      • Emerald Ash Borer
      • Indianmeal Moths in Homes
      • Speaking of Pine Diseases

March 24, 2010

      • Planting Fruit Trees
      • Apple Tree Sprays
      • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
      • Master Gardener Tomato Trials
      • Master Gardener Pepper Trials
      • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

March 17, 2010

      • New "Kansas Garden Guide" Available
      • Onions, Cabbage and Broccoli Can Be Planted Now
      • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus Now
      • Starting Tomatoes Early
      • How Low Should You Go?
      • Pruning Hybrid-Tea Roses
      • Building a Home for Wild Bees
      • Laying Plastic Mulch
      • Setting Up Water Teepees

March 10, 2010

      • Frost Proof Vegetable Plants
        Herbicides for Home Vegetable Gardens
      • Ten Rules for Planting Trees
      • Fertilizing Perennial Flowers
      • Managing Turf in Shade
      • Wet Garden Soils
      • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem

March 3, 2010

      • Blueberries in Containers
      • Strawberry Planting and Mulch Removal
      • Time to Plant Potatoes Approaching
      • Bolting and Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
      • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
      • Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
      • Compost Turning
      • Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils

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February

February 24, 2010

      • New Deadly Walnut Disease
      • What Fruit Trees to Plant?
      • Pruning Young Fruit Trees
      • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
      • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
      • Repotting Houseplants
      • Soil Tests When Soils are Wet

February 17, 2010

      • Upcoming Events
      • Cure the Itch by Planting Peas
      • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
      • Growing Blueberries
      • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
      • Fungus Gnats

February 10, 2010

      • 2010 Grounds Maintenance Workshops
      • Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses
      • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
      • Will Insects Survive the Winter?
      • Fertilize Spring-Flowering Bulbs
      • Don't Work Soil Too Wet
      • Coldframes and Hotbeds

February 3, 2010

      • Upgraded 2009 Horticulture Newsletter Index
      • Vole Damage to Lawns
      • Moldy Turf?
      • Time for Peach Leaf Curl Control
      • Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
      • Leaching Houseplants
      • Check Plants for Scale Insects

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January

January 27, 2010

      • Upcoming Events
      • Blackberry, Raspberry and Strawberry Information for Commercial Growers
      • Miniature Roses
      • Companion Planting; Does It Work?
      • Ashes in the Garden
      • Rabbit Resistant Flowers

January 20, 2010

      • Upcoming Events
      • Fruit Trees May Be Pruned Now
      • Cloning Apple Trees
      • Start Trees Off Right
      • All-America Selection Winners for 2010

January 13, 2010

      • Winter Hardiness of Fruit Plants
      • Starting Asparagus Plants from Seed
      • Conservation Trees from the Forest Service
      • Newer Fluorescent Lights Available for Indoor Gardeners
January 6, 2010
      • Horticulture 2009 Indexed
      • Using Old Garden Seed
      • Starting Onion Plants Indoors
      • Starting Plants from Seed
      • Vegetables and Flowers Seeding Table


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