Yard and Garden
What should you be doing with your indoor plants, yard, and garden in the month of May? Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, has a list of things to check and plan for during the first months of the year.
Vinca Minor Plant
People often select plants first for their beauty and second for their functionality in the garden. Frequently, we don't know or don't consider a plant's behavior when we're selecting them.
Tuliptree
If you've ever had to work on a tree leaf collection, no doubt you included a leaf from Indiana's state tree. Also known as tulip poplar and yellow poplar, the tuliptree is actually not a poplar at all. It is a member of the magnolia family known botanically as Liriodendron tulipifera.
Bacterial leaf spot
Weeping willow, 6 years old and 9" diameter. Wet, clay ground and thriving. Suddenly, late last summer I noticed the leaves were dead, and the bark on the trunk was completely loose and falling off. Will the tree survive?
What should you be doing with your indoor plants, yard, and garden in the month of May? Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension horticulture specialist, has a list of things to check and plan for during the first months of the year.
Salad or cocktail-size tomatoes are larger than cherry tomatoes and smaller than slicer tomatoes.
Most gardeners would agree that tomatoes are the most popular crop for home growing. But what gardeners can't agree on is what tomato is considered "the best, since taste is such a personal matter.
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.

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