The Beauty of the Summer Garden!

Summer Rose Care

Roses are in bloom right now!  Here is some advice from Iowa State University Extension about rose care, including how to deal with those pesky Japanese beetles.


Daylily & Blueberry Pancakes

The daylilies are in bloom right now.  Consider trying some in your next meal.  Here is some advice on these and other edible flowers.


Crabapple Foliage Problems!

Its been particularly wet so far this year so foliage diseases on crabapples have the potential to be bad.  Here is some information from Iowa State University Extension about foliar diseases on crabapples.


Codling Moth Trap

A listener sent us a picture of their codling moth trap for their apples.  This may be something you'd like to try - it certainly wouldn't harm anything and may help reduce issues with this pest.

The trap can catch more than just codling moths, but if you'd like to make one for yourself here is the recipe: 1/4 C molasses, 2-1/2 cup water, 1/4  tsp yeast. Hang one in each tree. 

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