March 12, 2021

Celebrate Reiman Gardens Day of Insects

Celebrate the 13th Annual Day of Insects at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This year, due to COVID, DOI will be held in a hybrid fashion. There will be a limited number of spaces for people to sign up and attend in person at Reiman Gardens.

Avoid Oak Wilt by Cutting Out Pruning Now

Original photo: Scouting for fungal mats is important to do in early April and through the spring months. These mats will emit a fruity smell, and if the bark peels easily, look for blackened, raised, fluffy areas on the sapwood. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

The warm temperatures last weekend has shortened the window to prune oak trees this year. Generally pruning oak trees from April to July exposes them to a high risk of contracting oak wilt, a serious disease that can infect and kill a range of oak species. Without a sustained cold streak soon, oak pruning is not recommended.

Gardening for Butterflies

Butterflies and pollinators are fundamental to our ecosystem and way of life and just plain fun to see and observe. You can help support these colorful and important insects by selecting the plants they prefer.

2021 Master Gardener Training to be Offered Online