Begin fertilizing houseplants as new growth appears. Keep spent leaves and flowers removed to improve appearance and encourage more blooms.
It's not unusual for Indiana weather to have trouble deciding what season it is. Recent warm spells have had many gardeners wondering what to do about bulbs, and perhaps a few plants that are poking their foliage through the soil. Just what should gardeners do about daffodils, dianthus and daylilies poking out of the ground?
After two months of unusually warm conditions throughout Indiana, state climatologists based at Purdue University believe temperatures will slowly return to seasonal norms over the next month, which is good news for fruit growers and home gardeners concerned that their plants might be emerging too quickly.
In the dead of winter, we occasionally have to pick up dead wasps around our house. The wasps are often found on the carpet in the basement. But not always. Sometimes a dead wasp is on the windowsill, other times in a light fixture. To be sure, dying wasps can also be observed crawling around lethargically or even attempting to fly.
Fruit growers and backyard gardeners can learn fruit-pruning techniques while gaining hands-on experience in a fruit-pruning workshop hosted by Purdue Extension. The workshop will be held March 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Meigs Horticulture Research Farm, 9101 S. 100 E, Lafayette
This year's Indiana Small Farm Conference begins with a series of workshops and a tour of some of the state's most innovative urban agriculture operations. The daylong workshops will be offered March 2, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, 1900 E. Main St., Danville.
In 1928, the fourth International Congress of Entomology was held in Ithaca, New York. J.J. Davis, head of the Department of Entomology at Purdue at the time, attended. In his memoir, "Memories of Years Agone - Mostly Entomological," he mentions meeting three people at that congress.