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If you have a gardener on your gift list, a new houseplant is a great way to brighten up the dark winter days. Here are some suggestions to help you match the gift plant you choose to the expertise level of your gardener.
Cranberries are a common part of holiday celebrations, whether they're used as garland decorating a Christmas tree or in the holiday meal. One of the few native North American fruit crops, cranberries provide plenty of health benefits, too.
Strawberry plantings must be mulched for winter protection to produce consistently in Nebraska. Mulching reduces winter damage to the strawberry crown and flower buds.
Colorful gourds are popular fall decorations and pumpkins have several uses. But no matter if you're growing or purchasing pumpkins or gourds for display, decoration, cooking or storage, choosing the best specimens and storing them properly is key.
Last week, a client brought in a large white fungal orb that she had dug out of her grandson’s lawn. It was the type of fungi a mushroom hunter may rejoice over finding, but this woman and her grandson considered it troublesome as it made it difficult to mow. There are many varieties of what was diagnosed as puffball mushrooms. Some are smaller and some larger, some pure white and some dirty brown.
In case you missed it, on Aug. 22 Nebraska Department of Agriculture confirmed the discovery of emerald ash borer adults in Lancaster County. Adult beetles were caught in a monitoring trap set up northwest of Pioneers Park.