Husker Hort

A Nebraska View of Horticulture


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Picking the Perfect Poinsettia

pointThanksgiving has come and gone and now it is time to decorate for the holidays. No holiday decorating would be complete without poinsettias in the house. These plants are a part of most holiday traditions, but do you know what it takes to pick out the best one and makes it last long into the new year? Continue reading

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Good Riddance Rodents

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Don’t let this furry creature fool you.

Holidays will be here soon and that means house guests might be coming.  Take a few steps now to make sure your ‘guests’ are the ones you want at your house, not the furry, unwelcome kind.  Continue reading


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When Evergreen Doesn’t Mean Ever Green

 

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Autumn is officially here; cue the falling leaves, cool nights, and yellowing pine trees. Knowing the cause of the discolored needles will help to know if it is nature taking its course or if it is a disease infecting your trees. Continue reading


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Troubled Tomatoes?

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Tomatoes were once thought to be poisonous and were avoided at all cost.  Today tomatoes are grown in over 86 percent of home gardens in the United States.  This popular plant has many common diseases and problems that can plague it.  With a little help, you can keep your tomatoes in tip top shape. Continue reading


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Got A Lemony Lawn?

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Timely rains this year may have kept many from running their irrigation systems, but they could have also done much more than that.  Moisture has kept many lawns from going dormant and heavy rains are most likely the reason for many weeds in the turf and in some cases, its yellow appearance. Continue reading