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Nikiski orchard hosts rare taste testing

...Halbers, is a long time friend of O'Briens and only spoke highly of his friend's orchard. "I would call him a horticulturists," Halbers said. "The tasting was beyond my expectations. The fact that he is transparent about what he is doing...
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...
Over-wintering your perennials in pots? Some tips space . (and) as a result are doing their food gardening in containers," said Marianne Ophardt, an extension horticulturist with Washington State University's Benton County office. "Cultivating small (perennial) fruit like raspberries, strawberries...
Go wild: Plant species tulips for early color

...Kazakhstan, Turkey or Mongolia."Wild tulips are better adapted to difficult conditions," said Christian Curless, a horticulturist for the flower bulb company"They're happiest with parched conditions in summer - places where the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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