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Greenhouse operators and horticulturists will have an opportunity to network with industry experts and Purdue Extension specialists during the 2016 Indiana Flower Growers Association Purdue Conference. The conference will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Beck Center, 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette.
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Many insects have names. These names fall into one of two groups: common names or scientific names. Names generally used by the public for specific insects are known as common names and sometimes vary from place to place.
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Keep poinsettia in complete darkness for 15 hours each day - for example, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. - for eight to 10 weeks until red bracts begin to show.
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Over the years I have been the proud owner of a redbone or two. This breed of hound is a trailing dog and is often used for raccoon hunting. If you have never been on a raccoon hunt using trailing dogs, here is how it works.
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Mention puppy and not everyone is reminded of cute little baby dogs or wolves. Some older folks might call an arrogant teenager a "young pup!" The term "puppy" can also be used to describe something in a playful way: "Joe's new car is some puppy!" I have even heard people lament that their feet are "tired puppies" after a long walk.
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Prepare storage areas for overwintering tender flower bulbs and garden produce. Thanksgiving (or Christmas) cactus can be forced into bloom for the Thanksgiving holidays.
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Summer is a good time for a walk in the park. Any park will do, but a hike in a state park provides both good exercise and an opportunity to commune with nature.

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