Yard and Garden
Nostoc algae on gravel
Warm, wet conditions prime for algae
Hops (Photo Credit: Purdue Extension ID-462-W)
Q. I need information on how to manage hops from the ground up and when and how to do what. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated, such as when to dig rhizomes, prune, storage, etc.
Early symptoms of hollyhock rust (Photo Credits: Dan Egel, Purdue Dept. of Plant Pathology)
Ugly scale on hollyhocks could be fungal rust
Cut flowers from garden
Indoor plants will require more frequent watering and fertilization as they increase their summer growth. Houseplants can be moved outdoors to a shady location, but pay close attention to their watering needs. Cut garden flowers for indoor beauty. Recut the stems again just before placing in water. Add a floral preservative, and change the solution frequently.