Garden
vinegar fly on berries
This month, Dr. Tim explains how those pesky flies ended up in your kitchen, and provides surefire tips for getting rid of them.
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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.
hardy hibiscus
Q. Was wondering if you can identify this volunteer flowering plant. This is the second year it has come up.
FNR 550 Cover
Check out this new publication by the Forestry and Natural Resources department to further educate yourself on proper cabling and bracing for sustained life and health of trees!
Yellowstriped armyworm
Q. I have a worm eating my flowers. The flowers are in a tall planter so I am wondering if I need to add something to the base of the planter to keep them from coming up the plants OR are they hatching out on the plants? Some of the damage is caused by small slugs as well.Can you tell me what kind of worm this is? Also, what do you recommend to deter them?
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September's to-do list of gardening activities for your home, yard and garden.
the Asian long-horned beetle
August is peak emergence season for the invasive Asian long-horned beetle, a pest that poses a serious threat to shade trees. A Purdue University entomologist is urging people to perform their annual tree checkup for these destructive insects. In just a few minutes, people can determine if their trees are infested and save countless other trees through early detection.

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