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A Nebraska View of Horticulture


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Nebraska Wildflower Week 2017

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Blue Flax- photo taken by M. Knuth

 

A week devoted to wildflowers is just about as good as a holiday devoted to trees. While Arbor Day is a well-known holiday celebrated across the state, Nebraska Wildflower Week should be celebrated just as much.

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Starting Scrumptious Spears

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Asparagus spears just starting to emerge. Photo by S. Cochran.

Spring is almost here and you know what that means… asparagus season.  Asparagus is the favorite perennial vegetable.  If you happen to be one that loves this vegetable, you can grow it yourself with a little know how.  Continue reading


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Victory Against Voles

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Voles look more like a mouse than a mole.

We have been lucky this winter, but how long will our luck hold out?  No, I am not referring to the amount of snow we have received or the warm winter temperatures we’ve had.  Even in a winter like this, wildlife damage can be present in the landscape.  Find out about a common villain, what they do and how can keep your landscape from becoming lunch.  Continue reading


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Spring is Confusing…

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Spring blooming squill- photo from Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

Spring in Nebraska is a very confusing time of year for most gardeners.  We get teased with the nice weather for a few days, only to have snow or cold temperatures snap us back into the reality of living in this wonderful state.  There are a few tasks that should be completed in the “spring” of the year, others need to be put on hold for just a little longer.  Continue reading