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Cassens Christmas Trees
The debate over rather the use of a real tree or an artificial tree is better for the environment continues, especially as the Holiday season nears. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassens weighs the pros and cons of each.
PMU Tree
Your real tree, once cut, is like fresh fruit in regards to its useful life expectancy. Purdue FNR Professor of Wood Products Dan Cassen goes over the care needed to preserve your Christmas tree and keep it looking fresh and healthy.
Karner Blue Butterfly
What do butterflies and the novel Lolita have in common? The answer is that Vladimir Nabokov, the author, was a lepidopterist - a person with an interest in butterflies and/or moths.
A new Purdue Extension publication gives gardeners advice on use of pesticides and how to manage a successful garden and landscape.
Christmas tree with ornament.
If you are looking for that perfect real Christmas tree check out the resources available to help you decide. Choices include pre-cut trees, choose-and-cut trees or live trees that can be replanted. Lenny Farlee, sustaining hardwood extension specialist, shares facts, tips and links to several needed resources.
HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.
Strawberry Delizz
For the first time, All-America Selections has selected a strawberry cultivar. Strawberry Delizz is an F1 hybrid grown from seed. Although strawberries are perennial plants, Delizz is grown as an annual and promises harvest throughout the season.

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