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News for gardeners in North Dakota

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for October 7, 2017 

October 7, 2017

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  • Pink Pearls. Improved cultivars of coralberry stand out in winter landscapes and holiday bouquets. 
  • Hardy, Drought-Tolerant Trees. These leafy trees can withstand our cold, dry climate.
  • Storing Your Harvest. Extend the enjoyment of your harvest by storing your vegetables properly. 
  • Drought Watch. The drought is ending in the east and conditions are improving across the state. 
  • Chores & Challenges. A survey of timely gardening activities and emerging pests.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.
  







NDSU Yard & Garden Report for September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

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  • New, Colorful Coneflowers.  Hybrids with brighter colors and unique flower shapes are drawing attention.
  • Hardy, Drought-Tolerant Shrubs.  These flowering shrubs can withstand our harsh climate.
  • Planting Trees in Fall. Now is a good time to plant trees
  • Drought Watch. The west got a little relief, but drought conditions persist across much of the state. 
  • Chores & Challenges. A survey of timely gardening activities and emerging pests.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for August 18, 2017


August 18, 2017

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  • Gold Rush. Golden conifers are one of the hottest trends in landscaping today.
  • Should You Aerate Your Lawn? Almost all lawns benefit from aeration and now is a great time to do it.
  • Drought Watch. Most of North Dakota landscapes are stressed from a severe drought. 
  • Chores & Challenges. A survey of timely gardening activities and emerging pests.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.
  


 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

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  • Special Salads. Now is a great time to grow salad greens!
  • Handy Tech for Watering Trees. Communities are using watering bags to save time and labor.
  • Drought Watch. Most of North Dakota landscapes are stressed from a severe drought.
  • Chores & Challenges. A survey of timely gardening activities and emerging pests.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

      

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for July 15, 2017July 15, 2017

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  • The All-Star Pollinator Magnet. Butterfly weed is the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2017.
  • Extend Your Growing Season. Row covers accelerate growth and protect crops from frost.
  • Drought Watch. Most of North Dakota landscapes are stressed from a severe drought.
  • Chores & Challenges. A survey of timely gardening activities and emerging pests.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.


July 3, 2017NDSU Yard & Garden Report for July 3, 2017

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  • New Hazelnuts Show Promise. Hybrid hazelnuts will open new opportunities for nut production.
  • Japanese Beetle Alert. Beetle-infested nursery stock was sold throughout much of ND.
  • Drought Watch. Conditions in Central and SW North Dakota are extreme---scorching temps are coming.
  • Chores & Challenges. A survey of timely gardening activities and emerging pests.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.
   

June 26, 2017NDSU Yard & Garden Report for June 26, 2017

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  • Backyard Camping. First Editions® Campfire rose is a hardy, carefree shrub full of radiant blooms.
  • Drought Watch. Monitor our drought status and projections for the rest of the summer.
  • Wormfree Apples. Learn how to scout for apple maggot, the #1 pest of apples in ND.
  • Chores & Challenges. Timely tips on caring for trees, fruits, veggies and more.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 


NDSU Yard & Garden Report for June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

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  • Special Lilacs. These three cultivars are standout performers.
  • Conserving Water in the Landscape. Learn how to care for your landscape under drought conditions.
  • Chores & Challenges. Emerging pests and timely gardening activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac. Monitor the hot, dry weather in your community.

 

Written by , Extension Horticulturist, North Dakota State University. Go to the Archives for previously published issues.

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