Yard and Garden
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.
Bee collecting pollen on globe thistle (Echinops) flower. (Photo Credit: Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extens
Pollinators are all the "buzz" these days with a federal proclamation designating June 15-21 as National Pollinator Week. Now in its eighth year, the focus of this event is to promote the health of pollinators, so critical to food and ecosystems.