Q. I have some leaves from a tree I would like to identify. It is roughly 8 to 12 inches in diameter and fairly tall. The leaves are alternating with lengths of 1.5 to 2 inches long. The leaf stalks are all really short compared to the leaf length. Can you identify? - M.R., Brookville, Indiana
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Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.
What is that crabapple doing reblooming in October and November? Actually, it might be more correct to think of it as jumping the gun on next spring rather than reblooming.
Asian lady beetles are nuisance pests when they congregate on and make their way into homes. This column explains where they come from, when to expect them, and how to prevent them.
The Indiana Extension Educators Association presented its annual award to county educators during Purdue Extension's Professional Development Conference last week.
Q. We cut open a spaghetti squash and it had green sprouts growing inside. Have you seen this before? Is it safe to eat the squash?
The Farmers Market Vendor Workshop Series, part of the Purdue Extension Market Basket 360 initiative, is designed to help your business thrive and grow at the farmers market. Join us this winter for five evening sessions to reinvigorate your sales and presence at the farmers market!