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Begin fertilizing houseplants as new growth appears. Keep spent leaves and flowers removed to improve appearance and encourage more blooms.
freeze damage to daylily foliage
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?
picture of dead paper wasps
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
photo of a bumblebee on top of sheet music
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.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and many will be searching for a special gift for that special someone. Why not say it with flowers?
photo of several insect guide books
One of the things I have learned over the years is that if people know you are an entomologist, they often have questions about insects. And why not? After all, insects seem to be everywhere.

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