Husker Hort

A Nebraska View of Horticulture


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Winter Desiccation

We had been spoiled this winter.  Until now, we have had a pretty ‘calm’ winter in Central Nebraska.  This past week we were reminded of what a normal winters in Nebraska feels like.  Sustained winds and subzero temperatures weren’t just hard on us, they were also hard on our landscape.  Find out what to be on the lookout for come spring and what you can do now to help the landscape yet this winter. Continue reading

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Needle Know-How

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Yellow inner needles

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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Keeping Evergreens Ever Green

Winter Desiccation Damage on Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Winter Desiccation Damage on Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Good-bye to 2014 and hello 2015. It’s been an exciting year. Above average moisture this spring and summer had most of our trees full with leaves and fruit and our gardens bursting with produce. With this year coming to an end, do you know what it takes to make sure your evergreen trees and shrubs stay in good spirits into the New Year? Continue reading