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Soldotna Creek Park gardens vandalized the flower beds in Pioneer Garden and Purple Heart Memorial Garden of Soldotna Creek Park. Early Monday morning, the horticulturist for Soldotna's Parks and Recreation department, Donna Melvin, came to set up the park's sprinkler system and discovered...
Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

...pesticides are not always safe and some are more hazardous than synthetics," said Linda Chalker-Scott, an extension horticulturist at Washington State University's Puyallup Research Center. "Any improperly used pesticide will contaminate nearby terrestrial...
Allergies can put crimp in gardening

...Gear up. Medications suggested by a doctor or pharmacist usually relieve the symptoms, said Leonard Perry, an extension horticulturist with the University of Vermont and an allergy sufferer. "Those should be begun a couple of weeks prior to the onset of...
Choose the right mulch for your garden

...mulch is used to suppress weeds," said Daniel McGrath, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension. "Compost is decomposed...constant around plants, said Martha Smith, an extension horticulturist with the University of Illinois.Which kind of mulch you...
Novice gardeners, try these bullet-proof plants

...cold-tolerant that they can be left in the garden and allowed to freeze outright," said Robert Polomski, an extension consumer horticulturist with Clemson University. Herbs (rosemary), lettuce, beans and peppers also are forgiving.- Indoor plants: The aptly...
Rabbit numbers multiply

...cost you however much you are willing to spend," he said. "Rabbits are not a plus to home gardeners and home horticulturists." Kenai Animal Control Officer Brett Reid said there currently is not a rabbit problem in his city, but he does...
Peninsula Reflections

...tin cans. Native flowers were of particular interest and she collected seeds and specimens and exchanged them with horticulturists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, Surrey as well as with other American collectors. Trapping beaver, mink and...
Around the Peninsula

...Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road junction. Horticulturist and plant photographer Julie Riley of the Anchorage Cooperative Extension Office will present a program about container...
White wonder grows at Highbush

...isn't sure. His white lupines, however, may not be the Kenai Peninsula phenomena he thinks they are. Agricultural and Horticulturist Extension Agent Lydia Clayton said Howell's white lupines are a matter of genetic variation. It is the same as human...
Hands-on learning opens a different world to students

...said. As the students worked to trim the trees, several professionals led by University of Alaska Cooperative Extension horticulturist Julie Riley walked among them giving advice on pruning methods. Riley said the most important part of successful pruning...


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