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8-27-16 - Sweet Autumn Clematis
8-27-16 - Sweet Autumn Clematis

Some may question why, but next to climbing hydrangea, this is truly one of my favorite vines.  Tough, aggressive, late – season flowers, and of course, that wonderful...

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What happened to the Monarchs?
What happened to the Monarchs?

The overwintering population of monarchs in Mexico has been in decline for several decades due to a variety of reasons including reduced abundance of milkweed in the summer breeding areas, climate...

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Can Coffee Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?
Can Coffee Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?

With the zika scare, more than ever people are trying to find ways to get rid of mosquitoes.  There is a rumor about coffee grounds.   Does it work?   These people say...

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Let's take a look at oak trees
Let's take a look at oak trees

This week let us do some sleuthing. I came upon this tree yesterday in Orrville, Ohio in the Smucker’s Fitness Walk path. The leaf told me something, but first, let us look at the...

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Lace bugs have run rampant this season.
Lace bugs have run rampant this season.

Extensioneers throughout Ohio have reported high lace bug populations this season.  It is speculated these small sucking insects may have benefited from hot, dry conditions that may be coming...

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Tar Spots On Leaves
Tar Spots On Leaves

Oh No! - What are those black spots on those leaves?   http://bygl.osu.edu/node/525  

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From Rita's Kitchen
From Rita's Kitchen

Easy upside down peach blackberry fruit cobbler I just made this with peaches and blackberries. I call this "upside down" since you pour the batter in first, and then the fruit.  Most...

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Yes, We Have Some Bananas
Yes, We Have Some Bananas

Looking for interesting annuals for your containers?  Here are a few ideas http://bygl.osu.edu/node/524  

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Check out this one for your yard
Check out this one for your yard

Sophora davidii, David’s mountainlaurel or David’s pagoda tree, formerly known as S. viciifolia, is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub from the Sichuan region of China. It was...

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Beneficial Insects
Beneficial Insects

See a bug?  Don't just spray anything.  ID the bug.   It may be a beneficial bug http://bygl.osu.edu/node/517  

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