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A Nebraska View of Horticulture


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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


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Frosty’s Revenge

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Frost on turf is not just pretty. Photo from: http://acreage.unl.edu

Winter can be a beautiful time of the year.  The gracefully falling snow or frost on the plants in the morning sun can be an attractive sight to some.  To others, it just means more work outside.  Regardless of how you feel, these winter conditions should remind everyone to think about their turf.  That’s right, I said turf.  While the frost and snow are pretty, there are some steps that you can take now to ensure a beautiful looking lawn come spring. Continue reading


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Post-Holiday Plant Care

pointHappy Holidays! Now that the holidays are over, the real work begins.  Time to get on the treadmill, put the holiday decorations away, and decide what to do with those holiday plants. You can keep these plants year-round with little trouble with a little help and know-how. Continue reading