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Bare root roses and how to plant
It was a typical Saturday morning. I was at the computer doing my homework for college and listening to the different garden experts on line.
Seminar on cattle set for Jan. 21
There is no question that the beef cattle business has undergone some trying times the past few years. Significant changes within the beef industry, combined with increased production costs, drought and national and world economic woes have affected the entire beef production chain. It is now more important than ever to stay current and up-to-date on new technologies and practices.
Helpful tips to avoid winter plant damage
With the icy spell we recently experienced and the low temperatures we are having almost every week it is quite evident that various plants did or will suffer some damage. If you look more closely at your trees, shrubs and flowering plants you can see burnt and curling leaves on some of them.
Livestock show a great experience
While most students across Johnson County are finishing up their Christmas break and trying to get in some last-minute fun before heading back to school next week, Johnson County 4-H members are at home spending hours perfecting their animals and projects for the upcoming Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair.
A few New Year’s resolutions for your yard
Have you made those pesky resolutions yet? Do you need a few so your yard will be at its best? A good gardener uses this cold down time to review and dream. And to be sure your dreams come true it takes some planning or resolutions.
Wreaths are old traditions
Wreaths are traditional, not only for Christmas decorating, but over the centuries for many other indications and celebrations. They were called diadems, meaning a thing bound around. Early ones were worn by royalty and were bands of fabric worn on royal bonnets.
Christmas poinsettias are a tradition
Known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, Cuetlaxochityl, Mexican Flame Leaf, Christmas Star, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Crown of the Andes, Lalapatae, Flower of Ataturk, Awaturrame, Pasqua or Stella de Natale and perhaps a few other names depending on its location in the world, the poinsettias was a native of Mexico and Central America before its spread over parts of the globe.
No to organics?
n an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They believe organic products are better for them and for the planet. But the claims that organic food is safer, healthier and more eco-friendly may be more hype than fact.
Now’s a good time to get your children involved with 4-H
Livestock projects are the face of 4-H. Animals are the first thing most people think of when hear about 4-H.
Fall is the perfect time to plant pansies, violas
The pansies have finally arrived and are waiting to go home with you and me. I do not know of another annual that offers the wide array of color found in pansies and their cousin, violas.
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