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Pollination should be every other day, preferable between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when the relative humidity is lowest.

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A person with yellow gloves on planting a shrub.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Management, Vegetable Gardens January 27, 2020

It may be chilly outside, but don’t let that deter you from going outside and working in your garden and landscape. Grab a jacket and your gardening tools, there is plenty to be done during February! 

Small planters in a row overflow with young lettuce plants.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens December 30, 2019

As we approach the end of the year 2019, I’ve been reflecting on gardens and gardening in general. I wrote several weeks ago about the changing attitudes and current perceptions that home gardeners have about their landscapes and gardens

A person with green gloves pruning a tree with yellow leaves.
Filed Under: Master Gardener, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Management, Vegetable Gardens December 16, 2019

Do you have improving your garden or landscape on your New Year’s resolution list? If you don’t, you should! Each month, we are going to offer a few suggested tasks to do. So, without further ado, here are four tasks for you to complete in your garden and landscape during the month of January:

 
Purple, red and yellow stems are topped by rich green leaves.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens December 9, 2019

Winter is finally here, whether you go by the meteorological date of Dec.1 or the upcoming astrological date of Dec. 21. To me, it means that I’m going to enjoy the freshly harvested cool-season greens from my little urban farm.

A group of red poinsettias.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens November 26, 2019

Poinsettias, a common Christmas plant, are in bloom during December. (Photo by MSU Extension)

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