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Fall web worms cover leaves as they dine

Fall is here, the tree leaves are drying and rattling in the wind. Already many are drifting to the ground. Looking up to the canopy, you can observe the wispy nests of the fall web worm. In late...

 

Apple season is upon us

People have been raising and eating apples for thousands of years. Starting as a small bitter fruit in the Caucasus Mountains, they traveled the Silk Road to Greece, then Rome and with the Romans to...

 

Have We Got a Deal for You!

WSU Master Gardeners and the Community Garden are sponsoring a free Seed Exchange on the morning of Saturday, March 9 (10:00 a.m.) at the Community Center. Even if you do not have seeds to exchange you are welcome to come and get some seeds for the...

 

Calendar of Mason Bee management

Dr. Margriet Dogterom, located in British Columbia, Canada, is a leading expert in Mason Bees. She has done extensive research on Mason Bees and has written several publications on the subject. Dr. Dogterom has created a Calendar of Mason Bee managem...

 

Landscaping for Wildlife in your Home Garden

Maybe the constant rains will cease. It is time to get out and consider the plants for your yard and garden. Landscaping for wild life has become a popular theme, primarily since so many of our birds and insects seem to not thrive with modern...

 

Wahkiakum Community Garden Update for 2015

The gardening season is now over. Our local Community Garden is into clean-up mode, and we are putting the garden to bed for the winter. The garden gang thanks all the gardeners, volunteers, and contributors for their help and support. This year the...

 

Now is the time to think about a vegetable garden

Spring and Summer are fast approaching. Now is the time to think about a vegetable garden, especially since food prices including beef and vegetables will be increasing. California, the nation’s fresh vegetable producer, is in the throes of a...

 

End of the season at the community garden

Seven to 10 hardy gardeners regularly brave the cold Wednesday mornings to work on putting the Community Garden in Erickson Park on Columbia Street in Cathlamet to bed for the winter. These workers, some who garden a plot of their own and some who...

 
 By Winnie Lowsma    News    March 19, 2009

WSU Master Gardeners

Now is the season when the local WSU Master Gardeners take stock of the year’s activities. A particularly high note is the number of Plant and Insect Clinic contacts last year. You can contact the Master Gardener clinic directly through the...

 

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