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The following news articles were written by Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist, Bev Shaw, Advanced Master Gardener, or by staff at White River Gardens in Indianapolis and are distributed to news media around the state by Purdue University Agricultural Communication Service.

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Peas Best as Early-Spring Crop

Q. This year some of our peas started to die. This would start by the (rusty) post where my husband anchors a pea fence. Then the disease spread to other pea plants in the row. It went from the post and progressed east. The plants west of the post did not die. Attached please find a couple pictures. I’m sorry that I did not send this earlier, as all the plants are ready to die […]

Change in “Yard & Garden” column schedule

Normally, you would receive two columns, “In the Grow” and Yard & Garden” the first week of the month. Beginning this month, January 2007, “Yard & Garden” will be distributed once a month, instead of twice a month. It will continue to come out the third week of every month, along with “Yard & Garden Calendar.” The new monthly schedule for news columns will be: First Week “In the Grow” by B. Rosie Lerner Second […]

Winterizing Strawberry Plants

Perhaps the last garden chore of the season is tucking in the strawberry planting for winter. Strawberry plants have already set their buds for next spring’s flowers and the crop can be lost unless you protect them from harsh winter conditions. A fully dormant strawberry plant’s flower buds can be damaged at temperatures below 15 deg. F.   In addition to flower bud damage, the alternate freezing and thawing of the soil that commonly occurs […]

Earth-Friendly Gifts and Wrappings

When selecting gifts and wrappings, consider those that can be recycled. When giving (homemade) cookies, cake, candy, etc., place the cookies in a cookie jar that the recipient can keep. Or, use a plastic refrigerator box or a basket that the recipient can use later. To decorate a bottle, jar, or canister, make a miniature wreath of vines or use greenery to encircle the container. Give a healthy potted plant with instructions for its care. […]


Gardening Ideas Blossom at Purdue Garden Day

Gardeners, mark Saturday, July 19, on your calendar for Purdue University Garden Day! This annual open-house event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purdue University Horticulture Building and Gardens on the West Lafayette campus. The festivities will include guided tours of the ornamental gardens, a gardening information booth and gardening lectures presented by Purdue experts. Morning tours of the Horticulture Greenhouses also will be available. This year’s ornamental garden features […]

February 1996

Q.┬áThis past summer, bugs ate the leaves off my turnips, squash, rutabagas, etc., in a short period of time while I was away from home. I had applied wood ashes mixed with water and dishwashing soap. What should I use rather than a toxic chemical? Also, should I transplant evergreens in the winter or early spring? When is the best time for transplanting? I also have several locust seedlings to move. I have a wood-burning […]

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