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Fall Colors of Trees

During the growing season leaves are making food for trees through photosynthesis. Chlorophyll found in the leaves captures the energy of the sun and...

There is Still Time to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs   

If you haven’t gotten bulbs in the ground yet, don’t despair. As long as the soil temperature stays above 40 degrees F roots still...

Connection with nature linked to longer and healthier lives

Horticulture, health experts promote the ‘power of nature’ Nature is the daily pill we all need to live healthier lives, and Texas A&M University is laying the...

Fall is ideal time to set home landscape up for spring success

Crisp, fall temperatures may signal a step away from warmer summer weather, but Johnson County horticulture extension agent Dennis Patton says it’s not a...

Plant Identification Help 

We often receive questions related to identifying landscape plants. There are many smart phone apps available that can sometimes accurately identify plants through photos. Your...

Clean up Iris Beds this Fall   

To prevent overwintering of iris borers and the fungus, iris leaf spot, remove and clean up dead leaves from iris plants now. Iris borer...

Are pumpkins a fruit or a vegetable?

Inquiring minds might want to know, is the orange orb a fruit or vegetable? The answer may surprise you! A pumpkin is, in fact,...

Moving cold-sensitive plants indoors

As fall weather approaches, it is time to start planning to bring cold-sensitive plants indoors says Kansas State University horticulture expert Cynthia Domenghini. “Some gardeners...

Five mistakes to avoid when planting a tree

Mistakes that potentially end up contributing to the death of the new tree that was purchased. These are only some of the biggest mistakes. 1. Before...

Should You Let Turf Grow Tall in the Fall?

Some people believe taller grass in the winter provides insulation for the plant crowns protecting them through freezing temperatures. If this practice provides any...
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