Yard and Garden
Brown center of forsythia bud indicating cold injury
Winter 2017-18 was pretty harsh compared to most years. Much of central and northern Indiana experienced 13 or more days well below zero, while southern Indiana had four to five days just a few degrees below zero. In addition, gusty winds further injured plants by desiccating buds and twigs.
What should you be doing with your indoor plants, yard, and garden in the month of April? Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, has a list of things to check and plan for during the first months of the year.
What should you be doing with your indoor plants, yard, and garden in the month of March? Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, has a list of things to check and plan for during the first month of the year.
Landscape Report
The Purdue Landscape Report provides science-based, timely information for Midwest landscapes. Members of the Purdue Landscape Report Team create articles and supporting photos. The team is composed of Purdue Extension specialists and diagnosticians in many disciplines, including horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, urban forestry and turf science.
Blue Tick
Can insects change coloration? This column describes how insects have adapted to change color and how humans have, in some cases, facilitated that change.
What should you be doing with your indoor plants, yard, and garden in the month of January? Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, has a list of things to check and plan for during the first month of the year.
fozen trees
When winter temperatures dip below zero and winds howl across the prairie, gardeners may worry that their trees and shrubs are taking a beating. No need for doom and gloom yet - most hardy landscape and orchard plants are reasonably able to cope with most of our winters, including our recent polar vortex.

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