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  • Cold Crops

    December 28, 2012
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    Recently TBG Horticulturist Joshua Fietz spoke to 13ABC about “cold crops” and how to harvest veggies in the cooler months. According to Fietz, the colder weather will actually give vegetables like broccoli and lettuce a sweeter taste, because they grow a bit slower and harvest longer. Having a harvest in fall—and even in the spring—will […]

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  • by  Jonathan Milbrodt, Collections Curator When selecting a live Christmas tree, many people will only consider the price and overall look of a tree.  But looking a bit deeper and really comparing the different Christmas tree species available (Pines, Spruces, Firs) there are other things you may want to consider. For example, do you know […]

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  • Fall Lawn Care

    October 22, 2012
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    Contrary to popular belief, fall is the best time of the year for lawn and turf care. This includes everything from fertilization, to changing your mower’s cutting height. Soil Testing Have your soil tested if you feel your lawn had issues this year. This can be done through the local extension office for a minimal […]

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  • Bag Worms

    October 10, 2012
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    Collections Curator Jonathan Milbrodt was featured on 13 ABC where he discussed ‘bag worms’. These pests can be very damaging to trees and can even kill them. Trees that are likely to get infested are evergreens like pines, spruces, and firs. The bag worm creates a cast in which is resides from the tree materials. […]

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  • Drapes of Grapes

    October 08, 2012
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    Drapes of Grapes by TBG Horticulturist Joshua Fietz ______________________________________________  “From dewy lanes at morning, the grapes’ sweet odors rise” – Helen Hunt Jackson ______________________________________________ Grapes have been utilized for their multiple purposes in the garden for ages.  However, the very sight of wild grapes can cause dramatic differences in response, from a joyful sweet and […]

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