Gardening, landscaping learning opportunities

We may not be able to do yard and garden work right now, but we can use it to attend private lessons, ask questions, share and hear about extension resources to improve landscapes and solve plant problems. Nebraska Extension’s mission is to extend science-based information to help Nebraskans. For horticulture, one goal is to help … Read more

Garden Column: Seed catalogs help even experienced gardeners

If you’ve been in the gardening game for a while, you may still benefit from reviewing seed catalogs. We can learn about new plant species that are available now. You’ve learned your garden, what works there and what you like, but don’t make the same choices every year. Let’s not waste all that limitless catalog … Read more

Plan now for a spring garden

By Trisha Geddon Although it is too early to plant any seeds in the gardener’s soil, the winter months are an ideal time for spring and summer garden planning. Getting a few chores done before Gardening Glory Days starts will help gardeners have enough time to grow their vegetables in the warm days ahead, said … Read more

Milk for monarch butterfly gardens

It’s time for garden planning. If you’re planning a flower garden to attract monarch butterflies, I’m re-sharing this interesting research from the University of Kentucky about milkweed placement in gardens. Research by Adam Baker and Daniel Potter shows that monarchs are more likely to lay eggs on milkweed planted outside the main flower garden, where … Read more

The state has completed the purchase of Hayes Farm in Edenton

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January Gardening Guide: Cold Weather Recovery and More.

The cold weather and freezing temperatures late in the year have damaged grass, plants and trees across the state. Texas’ coldest December in 40 years has gardeners dealing with nasty problems in their gardens and yards. “We have a lot of ugly plants right now,” said Larry Stein, a horticulturist with the Texas A&M AgriLife … Read more

‘Learn To Live With Ugly’ After Cold Injury

A Texas A&M AgriLife expert says property owners and gardeners should practice patience when dealing with frost-damaged plants. Michael Arnold, Ph.D., director of The Gardens at Texas A&M University and professor of landscape gardening in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticulture, Bryan-College Station, says warm weather can be a … Read more

Garden Column: Using Seed Catalogs (copy)

If you’re interested in gardening, you’re starting to receive seed catalogs whose colors will light up any mailbox. When our climate is so cold and our landscape so bleak, new varieties, new colors, big tomatoes… are so appealing. We want to order, but before catalog fever takes over, let’s take a breather and implement some … Read more

Mahaska County Master Gardeners host annual celebration.

Mahaska County Master Gardeners In 2022, they celebrated the anniversary of their activities on January 10. A wonderful potluck was enjoyed by many members and their spouses/guests. After completing the initial training, members provide 40 hours of volunteer service. In the year They officially welcomed five new apprentices who completed initial training in 2022. To … Read more