By: Janell Wehr, Horticulture Outreach Specialist Festive houseplants are common gifts in winter. In this video, learn how to keep a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, Norfolk Island Pine and other favorite gift plants thriving. Common gift plants are usually native to tropical locations around the world, in particular Norfolk Island Pines, holiday cactus, and poinsettias. Using […]
By: Andrea Ackerman, Horticulture Outreach Specialist In this video, learn how to approach your garden and yard cleanup with a better understanding of strategies you can use to benefit your yard, keeping in mind plant diseases, insects, winter interest and wildlife food. When preparing a garden for fall and winter, focus on plant diseases, insect […]
By: Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Outreach Specialist Proper watering of your plants can help them grow well and prevent problems. In this video, you will learn about the water requirements for most plants, how proper watering practices can prevent plant diseases, and different ways to conserve water for your yards and gardens. How much water plants […]
By: Darrin Kimbler, Agriculture Educator, Iron County To bring your outdoor plants inside for the winter, there are some things you should know and do first. In this video, you will learn about which plants can come indoors, the requirements for growing plants indoors after they have been outside all summer, and how to properly […]
Colorful butterflies can add a lot to a garden. Learn how to create a butterfly garden that will be attractive to many different types of butterflies in this article…
Planting flowers will encourage many beneficial insects because they need nectar and pollen as adults. To learn more about which flowers are best for supporting natural enemies, including parasites and parasitoids, read this article…
Many plants grown from mbulbs can be forced to bloom indoors during the winter. Learn how to choose, plant, and provide the right conditions to enjjoy spring-flowering blooms indoors while its still winter outside.
This free publication describes the importance of bees in pollinating major food crops, how to attract and support native pollinators, and how to construct, place, and maintain nests.
If deer visit your property, before planting (or replanting), check out this list of trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, and grasses that deer tend to avoid.
Hummingbirds are a large group of tiny birds with iridescent feathers, who feed on a nectar from a wide variety of plants. Learn more about these birds and how to encourage ruby-throated hummingbirds in your garden in this article…
Jumping worms are non-native worms that damage the soil structure causing poor plant growth. Learn how to identify and deal with Jumping Worms in this article.
Whether a beginning or experienced gardener, you’ll appreciate the step-by-step instructions for planting, landscaping, and managing your own prairie plot. This booklet has more than 50 illustrated descriptions of plants to help you make the best selections.