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Master Gardener registration opens

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension - Nov. 15, 2022

Have you heard about the Extension Master Gardener program, but do not know what the program is about, or how to participate? Here is information that introduces the program and helps recruit gardening enthusiasts to join in Nebraska. Those interested in the Extension Master Gardener program do not have to be perfect gardeners, unlike the […]

Master Gardener registration opens

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension -

Have you heard about the Extension Master Gardener program, but do not know what the program is about, or how to participate? Here is information that introduces the program and helps recruit gardening enthusiasts to join in Nebraska. Those interested in the Extension Master Gardener program do not have to be perfect gardeners, unlike the […]

Selecting, caring for live Christmas trees

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension - Dec. 1, 2021

It’s that time of year to select fresh cut Christmas trees to enjoy for the holiday season. Here are some simple tips to follow on selecting and keeping a tree in good condition in a home or office. Decide on the space in the home or business where the tree will be located. How tall […]

Selecting, caring for live Christmas trees

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension -

It’s that time of year to select fresh cut Christmas trees to enjoy for the holiday season. Here are some simple tips to follow on selecting and keeping a tree in good condition in a home or office. Decide on the space in the home or business where the tree will be located. How tall […]

Garden chrysanthemums bring fall joy

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension - Sep. 7, 2021

Chrysanthemums from a wide range of fall colors, including yellow, orange, rust, white and shades of red, are available at nurseries, greenhouses, and retail stores to purchase and enjoy now. These beautiful plants adorn porches, patios, and decorative fall displays around businesses and homes to show off the Fall splendor. Here are some simple purchasing, […]

Garden chrysanthemums bring fall joy

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension -

Chrysanthemums from a wide range of fall colors, including yellow, orange, rust, white and shades of red, are available at nurseries, greenhouses, and retail stores to purchase and enjoy now. These beautiful plants adorn porches, patios, and decorative fall displays around businesses and homes to show off the Fall splendor. Here are some simple purchasing, […]

Care tips: Poinsettia, Norfolk Island Pine

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension - Dec. 20, 2020

Shipments of poinsettias and Norfolk Island pine trees are now for sale at retail stores and nurseries. This sure sign of the coming holiday season excites consumers to purchase these plants for friends, loved ones and themselves to decorate homes and workplaces. Before we take these plants home or to give them as gifts to […]

Care tips: Poinsettia, Norfolk Island Pine

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension -

Shipments of poinsettias and Norfolk Island pine trees are now for sale at retail stores and nurseries. This sure sign of the coming holiday season excites consumers to purchase these plants for friends, loved ones and themselves to decorate homes and workplaces. Before we take these plants home or to give them as gifts to […]

Amaryllis provide holiday color

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension - Dec. 13, 2020

Tired of buying the same holiday housewarming gifts each year? Why not try giving and growing amaryllis bulbs this winter. These winter-time beauties are easy to grow, take care of, and enjoy with their beautiful, colorful blossoms that cheer up the home during winter. First, pick a large, firm, healthy amaryllis bulb. Next, choose a […]

Amaryllis provide holiday color

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension -

Tired of buying the same holiday housewarming gifts each year? Why not try giving and growing amaryllis bulbs this winter. These winter-time beauties are easy to grow, take care of, and enjoy with their beautiful, colorful blossoms that cheer up the home during winter. First, pick a large, firm, healthy amaryllis bulb. Next, choose a […]

Don’t guess. Test soil temperatures before planting vegetables

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension - Apr. 10, 2020

Slowly but surely, the weather is warming up. Along with warming air temperatures, our soil temperature is warming up too. This is key to the timing of planting vegetable crops for success. It is easy to get excited about planting vegetable seeds and transplants in the vegetable garden, even when it is too early to […]

Don’t guess. Test soil temperatures before planting vegetables

David Lott, University of Nebraska Extension -

Slowly but surely, the weather is warming up. Along with warming air temperatures, our soil temperature is warming up too. This is key to the timing of planting vegetable crops for success. It is easy to get excited about planting vegetable seeds and transplants in the vegetable garden, even when it is too early to […]