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    Seven Tips for Exhibiting Flowers at the County Fair

    Planning to enter flowers at the fair this summer? Here are some tips for blue ribbon entries.

    Eight Tips for Exhibiting Produce at the County Fair

    Have you always wanted to show produce at the fair but are unsure of how to go about it? Here are eight tips for successfully showing produce at your county fair.

    8 Tips for Exhibiting Produce at the County Fair

    Have you always wanted to show produce at the fair but are unsure of how to go about it? Here are eight tips for successfully showing produce at your county fair.

    Ailing Pines

    “What’s wrong with my pine?” If you are concerned about reddish brown needles on your pine trees, consider the following.

    Identifying Good Bugs and Bad Bugs in Your Yard and Garden

    The most important factor in pest control in your garden is proper identification and remember, not all insects are bad! Some you want around.

    Leaves of Three, Let It Be!

    This week I have had several calls about controlling poison ivy in woodlots and garden beds. There is no weed harder to control than poison ivy!

    Pollinator Friendly Landscapes

    Pollinator insects, such as bees and butterflies, are a valuable part of our ecosystem. They assist in the pollination of many types of vegetation, including flowers, fruits, and vegetables. According to the Xerces Society (www.xerces.org), pollinators play a role in the reproduction of 85% of the world’s flowers and 75% of the world’s crops. Without these insects, our ability to grow anything would be severely hampered.

    Horticultural Services Available to Local Residents

    Here are a few services we offer, and some guidelines to follow when you have a question:

    Horticultural Services Available to Local Residents

    Here are a few services we offer, and some guidelines to follow when you have a question:

    Planting Trees

    Don’t get over enthusiastic with your transplants. You want the night time air temperature to be at least 50º, and the soil temperature to reach 60º-70º to have the best success with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and eggplant. What to do until then? Plant a tree!
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