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Homegrown: White moths, sumac shrubs

By Dennis Hill

I noticed small white moths in my lawn and some type of spider webs. Is there anything I can do about them? — Catherine Those small white moths are usually the adult form of sod webworm. The larval stage of this insect feeds on the ...

Yard decorations reveal your true personality

By Annie Payne

What do your yard ornaments say about you? Perhaps you remember at Christmas time I revealed that I have a very rare talent. Some might call it a gift. Others, the more incredulous, call it a cheap party trick, but I have yet to meet anyone ...

Homegrown: Privacy fence, cedar mulch

By Dennis Hill

I want to create a living privacy screen. Our house sits high, so we can look over a 6-foot fence. What I need is something that would work on the east side that gets full sun most of the day. I would prefer an evergreen with a mature height ...

Homegrown: Silver maple, plum pollinators

By Dennis Hill

We have a 35-year-old silver maple tree that looks pretty sick this year. Half of the branches have no leaves, or just a few at the tips. The remaining look pretty good, but the leaves are smaller than normal and not as dense. There were ...

Grown at Home, Honeysuckle vine

By Dennis Hill

I have a honeysuckle vine that starts out vigorously each spring, but then the aphids come and it never fully recovers. What is the best way to stop the aphids? — Sharon The key to dealing with aphids (heck, any insect for that matter) ...


Splish, splash! I was doing the dishes

By Annie Payne

“Who cut their hair on the couch?” “Why does the dog have one blue paw?” “Where did all the kitchen chairs go?” These and many more questions like these are not a good way to start summer vacation. My ...

Homegrown: Aspen trees

By Dennis Hill

We planted aspen trees several years ago and they have done well. We started with three trees and they now number 30 or so. We are now threatened by tiny little “eggshells” on some of the trees. We’ve been told it is a ...

Homegrown: Dwarf Alberta spruce, rhubarb

By Dennis Hill

I have a dwarf Alberta spruce that I planted about 11 years ago. It is about 7 feet tall. It is planted on the north side of the house within 3 feet of the corner of our garage. Last summer, it started to turn brown on the side away from the ...

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Joe Cocker tends tomatoes to unwind after tours, recording

By Penny Stine

A life on the road presents a lot of challenges for those who make their living in music, and Joe Cocker has been making his living in music for decades. Not only does it mean time away from his Mad Dog Ranch above Crawford when he’s in ...

Homegrown: Helping new sod along

By Staff

We moved into a newly constructed house Dec. 1 and just had sod installed. Everyone else’s lawn is getting green now except ours.  Anything we can do to help this new sod along? — Linda The fact that your sod isn’t ...

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