January 10, 2023

A New Feature is Now Available on Horticulture and Home Pest News

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Care and How-To articles are now easily found on the website.  Click on "Care and How-To" in the menu bar at the top of the homepage to browse dozens of comprehensive and up-to-date articles on a wide variety of topics, with new articles being added every week!

Mushroom, Morels, and Other Edible Fungi- Upcoming 2023 Workshops

Learn more about edible mushrooms at the 2023 Wild-Harvested Mushroom Certification workshops! These workshops are held to provide certification opportunities to individuals who wish to legally sell any of eight different types of wild-harvested mushrooms. The workshops are open to anyone interested in increasing their confidence and knowledge on safely foraging eight different types of mushrooms and distinguishing them from dangerous look-alikes. Dates are March 25 and April 15.

Be Sure to Check Your Houseplants

Make sure to check your houseplants for any signs of an insect pest infestation! See this article for a few different things to look for on your houseplants. 

Germinations Requirements for Annuals and Vegetables

Germination requirements (light and temperature) vary among the different annuals and vegetables. The various crops also differ in the length of time from seed sowing until the seedlings are planted outdoors.  This article has germination and growing information for commonly grown annual flowers, herbs, and vegetables. 

Keeping Insects Out of Your Home in the Winter

If you’re not a fan of insects and their relatives, colder months can bring a bit of relief from unwanted outdoor encounters. But colder months don’t mean they won’t be present in our spaces. As temperatures cool in the fall and winter, insects, spiders, and other arthropods can seek refuge inside human structures to find warmth and shelter. See this article on how to manage insects in your home in the winter.

AAS Winners are Great New Plants to Grow in Your Home Garden

All-America Selections has been trialing edible and ornamental plants for over 90 years, presenting awards to entries that will impress home gardeners with their performance regionally or nationally. There have been plenty of exciting new winners that merit a place in your garden that will be highlighted in this series. See three winners in this article!

How to Propagate Houseplants by Air Layering and Simple Layering

Layering is a form of propagation where new roots are formed on stems while the propagule is still attached to the parent plant.

There are several methods of layering.  The method best used depends on the species of plant and not all species are propagated by layering.  Many houseplants are successfully propagated by air layering or simple layering.

Steps to propagate by air layering and simple layering are below.