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Friday’s Features – A Collection of Articles from retired extension agent Theresa Friday

Timing is the key to success in gardening.  Timely weekly articles are provided to help you enjoy a successful garden and landscape.

  • January  2011

January 1:  Make a New Year’s resolution to help wildlife.  (401KB pdf)

January 8:  Save money by using leaves as mulch (365KB pdf)

January 15:  Stop the improper pruning of crape myrtles (546KB pdf)

January 22: The gold gem of the citrus family (403KB pdf)

January 29: New resource available to diagnose palm problems  (421KB pdf)


  • February

February 2:  For a greater variety of vegetables, grow your own transplants (393KB pdf)

February 12:  2011 winning roses announced (338KB pdf)

February 19:  Start your battle with summer weeds now  (342KB pdf)

February 26:  Early flowering trees usher in spring (663KB pdf)


  • March

March 5:  Invasive species, wanted dead–not alive (501KB pdf)

March 12:  One year of weeds means many years of weed seeds (514KB pdf)

March 19:  Spring winds move oak pollen (475KB pdf)

March 26:  Save water and money by evaluating your sprinkler system (342KB pdf)


  • April

April 2: Gardeners’ dreams can be “squashed” by pests  (382KB pdf)

April 9:  Catering to stink bugs (460KB pdf)

April 16:  If you are bitter about having chamberbitter, act now  (377KB pdf)

April 26:  Make basil a mainstay of your kitchen garden this year (449KB pdf)

April 30:  Crazy, colorful coleus  (495KB pdf)


May 7:  It isn’t necessary to kill every insect  (429KB pdf)

May 14:  Spice up your landscape with the color red (491KB pdf)

May 21:  Pearls should be found in the sea, not the ground  (389KB pdf)

May 28:  Weedy vines are tough to remove once they are established  (652KB pdf)


June 4:  Locally grown blueberries are available at u-pick farms (392KB pdf)

June 11:  Watering wisdom (363KB pdf)

June 18: How will you celebrate National Pollinator Week?  (403KB pdf)

June 25:  When the flowers are gone, it’s time to prune gardenias and hydrangeas (489KB pdf)


July 2:  Show your patriotism by planting a red, white and blue garden  (520KB pdf)

July 9:  Black sooty mold is a sign of an insect infestation  (471KB pdf)

July 16:  Seeing spots on your crapemyrtle may mean a disease problem  (346KB pdf)

July 23:  July is smart irrigation month (215KB pdf)

July 30:  Many factors causes the sudden death of plants (595KB pdf)


August 6:  Lumbering lubbers march through local landscapes  (420KB pdf)

August 20:  Aliens attack and drive out natives (526KB pdf)

August 27:  Getting more out of your magnolia (567KB pdf)


September 3:  Prune roses for a display of fall flowers  316KB pdf

September 10:  Onions are nothing to cry about (352KB pdf)

September 17:  Invite hungry caterpillars and thirsty butterflies to dine in your landscape (470KB pdf)

September 24:  The pagoda plant is sure to please the hummingbird and the hummingbird watcher (551KB pdf)

October 1:  Tackle winter weeds with a well planned offense (515KB pdf)

October 8:  Dividing perennials pays big dividends (269KB pdf)

October 15:  Carrots are “cool” season plants (586KB pdf)

October 22:  Rusty looking citrus fruit might mean an infestation of citrus rust mites (350KB pdf)

October 29:  What’s brewing in the garden this Halloween?  (663KB pdf)


November 5:  Colorful bedding plants can brighten up a winter day (394KB pdf)

November 12:  New landscape trends focus on water conservation (487KB pdf)

November 19: Enjoy the colors of fall by planting the right trees (886KB pdf)

November 26:  Are ash trees facing potential destruction?  (392KB pdf)


December 3:  Be in the pink by adding Dianthus to the garden  (526KB pdf)

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