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25 Aug 2017

Fall Planter Makeover

Dead, crunchy leaves, pale spindly foliage, aphids…

Does this describe your once-beautiful planter? With a few fresh plants and an energizing dose of plant food, you can have a pretty, welcoming planter with flowers to last another month or two. Here’s how:

1)      Pull out any dead plants and replace with fresh fall annuals such as pansies, kale or mums or ornamental peppers.

2)      Trim overgrown foliage plants.

3)      Water with a liquid plant food such as Fox Farms™ Tiger Bloom.

 

14 Aug 2017

What Bugs Us? Spider Mites

Spider mites are common garden pests that feed on shrubs, trees, flowers, vegetables and even houseplants. These miniscule pests cause damage by bruising the plant’s tissues as they feed leading to mottled, brown foliage. Spider mites are difficult to see to the naked eye, but their presence can be detected by webbing on a plant and brown, mottled or dirty-looking foliage. To confirm the presence of spider mites, try holding a sheet of plain white paper below suspect plants.  Tap or flick the foliage above the paper. Using a magnifying glass or the naked eye, watch for any tiny specs that move. These are mites.  Outbreaks occur under hot, dry conditions and can seriously injure or kill a plant.  There are a few ways to control spider mites:

  • Hosing: A strong jet of water can destroy webbing and knock down spider mites populations.
  • Beneficial Insects: Ladybugs, sold commercially, can be released underneath mite-infested plants to feed on mites.
  • Neem Oil and Pyrethrins:  These are typically combined in a multipurpose spray such as Safer™ brand 3 in 1 Garden Spray. Always follow the directions on the label.
  • Horticultural Oil: This is possibly the best control available for the home gardener. The oil suffocates the eggs and the adults. Always follow the directions on the label.
  • Avoiding strong insecticides containing imidacloprid that kill mite’s natural enemies will help avoid mite infestations by keeping the beneficial insect population higher.

Maintaining healthy plants will also help avoid mite infestations. Plants stressed by drought, crowding or lack of nutrients are prone to insect problems.

04 Aug 2017

5th Annual Big Zucchini Contest

It’s almost time for our annual Big Zucchini Contest.  Bring in your homegrown zucchini for judging between 9:00 am and noon on Saturday, August 12th. Zucchini must be grown in Teton County Idaho or Wyoming. Contest is free to enter and fun for all ages.  One entry per household.

The winner gets bragging rights and a $50 MD gift card!