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These fall-planted bulbs pay off later in flavor

...after the first frost or deep into November is the best time to plant.Temperatures are critical, said Stephen Ward, a horticulturist with Penn State University Extension."It has to be cold enough for the bulb not to grow upward, but warm enough so it...
Pollinator Pockets: small plots with nectar-rich plants

...when you plant things for insects that they won't be pretty. They'll look wild," said Sandra Mason, an extension horticulturist with the University of Illinois in Champaign. "But by selecting certain plants, you can have beauty and help out pollinators...
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...
Garden out of control? Simplify

...Downsize. "Eliminate some of that mowing and weeding," said Brooke Edmunds, an Oregon State University extension horticulturist. "Plant using lawn mixes that work even if they're not as frequently mowed. Use perennials more than annuals. Use...
Mark T. Yerkes

...Family in Nikiski." He was an adventurous soul: a pilot, a homesteader, an accomplished big game hunter and guide, a horticulturist, a mountain climber, an oil field worker, a commercial fisherman and his most important role - a father. He was the...
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...
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...
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...


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