Apple maggot traps homemade

Chat Leftovers: An apple tale that’s full of holesGood morning! Open up today’s Food, and here’s some of what you’ll find:■ Shulie Madnick takes a look at kreplach — “Jewish tortellini” — and other foods that can put a global spin on the traditional break-fast buffet that ends Yom Kippur.■ The Mall vendors who’ve been hawking hot dogs, T-shirts and trinkets for years are...

How to prevent Apple scab?

A serious disease of apples and ornamental crabapples, apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) attacks both leaves and fruit. The fungal disease forms pale yellow or olive-green spots on the upper surface of leaves. Dark, velvety spots may appear on the lower surface. Severely infected leaves become twisted and puckered and may drop early in the summer.Symptoms on fruit are similar to those found on...

Weeping willow tree problems

Problems With Weeping Willowstrauerweide image by www.digitalscrapbooking.de from Fotolia.comThe weeping willow tree is part of the Salix genus of plants. The crown of the plant is round, with long branches that hang down towards the ground. Due to its massive root system and large body, the weeping willow requires requires regular pruning to ensure it reaches a mature age of 30 years, says the...

Flea control in yard

If you have a dog or cat, there's a good chance you'll need to know how to get rid of fleas in the yard. Treating your yard for a flea infestation will help with flea control and keep the fleas from hopping onto your four-legged family member, which is likely to bring them into the house.Even if your pet is treated with regular flea-prevention medication, some pests are bound to show up. So...

Desert prickly pear cactus

Pancake Prickly Pear CactusGenus: OpuntiaSpecies: chloroticaThe prickly pear cactus is a widely used and versatile cactus. It can be used in many different ways such as foods, crops, etc.. In many places the prickly pear is grown as a crop, but in others they are just grown in the wild. The prickly pear has started to grow as a weed in some areas but in others it is vulnerable.The prickly pear...

Planting annuals in spring

Zone 7 Annual Flowers – Selecting Zone 7 Annuals For The GardenWho can resist spring annuals. They are often the first flowering plants in the garden. Time of last frost and hardiness are important aspects when choosing zone 7 annual flowers. Once those details are sorted, it’s time for fun. Blending colors and textures can make container gardens and flower beds especially appealing with zone...

Yellow bleeding heart plant

Bleeding Heart Has Yellow Leaves: Treating Yellow Bleeding Heart PlantsMost of us would recognize a bleeding heart plant at first sight, with its pillowy heart-shaped flowers and delicate foliage. Bleeding hearts can be found growing wild around North America and are common old-fashioned garden choices too. These perennials tend to die back when temperatures get too hot, signaling it is time for...

Companion plants for hydrangea

There’s no doubt that hydrangeas can hold their own in the garden. With big colorful blooms and beautiful green foliage, summer’s favorite flower makes a bold statement in any garden.But, why not pair them with delicate foliage, bold flowers or subtle ornamental grasses for more variety? If you’re looking for ways to make your hydrangeas pop even more, try these companion planting tips.When...

What is a posy?

What Is A Posy: Tips On Creating A Posy Plant GardenWe’ve all heard the verse: “Ring around the rosies, pocket full of posies…” Chances are, you sang this nursery rhyme as a child, and perhaps sang it again to your own children. This well-known children’s verse originated in England in the 1700s, and though there are some dark theories about its original meaning, it is still as popular...

Brain cactus in skull

Browse Cockscomb Did you know? In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias symbolized humor, warmth, and silliness. Cockscomb flowers are also known as Wool Flowers or Brain Celosia, suggestive of a highly colored brain. The flowers belong to the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Cockscomb blooms with a compacted crested head 2-5 inches across, on leafy stems that are 12-28 inches long. The...