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The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin

It’s Bay-friendly, so it may — or may not — be the lawn you want

 

Don’t welcome them!

If you thought the Japanese beetles (aka ladybugs) were bad last year, get ready for worse this fall, when invading stinkbugs join the Japanese beetles. This is the worst year I have ever witnessed for stinkbugs. Stinkbugs are harmless to humans and pets, but they are a nuisance and difficult to control. They derive their name from the foul odor they release when you squeeze the abdomen. It reminds me of smelly dirty socks with a slightly sweet odor. 

Here’s how to plant for summer and autumn harvest

 

Following a few simple rules, you can grow a mighty oak from a tiny acorn

  A master gardener recently asked me how to germinate acorns because she had repeated failures. To be successful, collect the acorns soon after they have fallen from the tree. Never collect acorns that have caps still attached because those acorns are most likely empty. Only solid, firm acorns that have fallen from the tree without caps should be collected. A healthy, well-developed acorn is one that has separated from its cap while still attached to the tree.

With lots of fruit and few demands,
what’s not to like?

 

It makes no nitrogen to spare

 

How to prune your bare-bottomed hedges

 

The spate of Code Orange days have our plants gasping for breath

 

Carol Allen scores with Francis R. Gouin Undergraduate Research Grant

 

Depends on how you define it