Garden Talk newsletter

December 2015 (PDF)

  • Southwest injury of trees
  • History of the poinsettia
  • Plan ahead to avoid winter damaged plants
  • Take care of garden tools
  • Twelve complete Master Gardener training in Kirksville
  • Gardening tips for December
  • Upcoming events

November 2015 (PDF)

  • Protecting plants from the elements of winter
  • Presence of breeding populations of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in Missouri
  • Garden program November 13
  • Native plants--what's all the buzz about native plants
  • Master gardener volunteer hours due November 30
  • Gardening tips for November
  • Upcoming events

October 2015 (PDF)

  • Fall gardening
  • Growing chrysanthemums in the garden
  • The chickadee's guide to gardening
  • Gardening tips for October
  • Upcoming events

September 2015 (PDF)

  • Fall is the best time of year for lawn care
  • Knowing when to harvest apples can be tricky
  • Growing mushrooms in Missouri workshop
  • Wet weather woes
  • Gardening tips for September
  • Upcoming events

August 2015 (PDF)

  • Planting a fall garden
  • Interested in becoming a Missouri Master Gardener?
  • Chloramine causes concern
  • Test compost before adding to garden soil
  • August gardening tips
  • Upcoming events

July 2015 (PDF)

  • Rain, humidity causing diseases in lawns and gardens this summer
  • Swarming bees cause concern
  • Rose slugs
  • July gardening tips
  • Upcoming events

June 2015 (PDF)

May 2015 (PDF)

  • Springtime in the lawn and garden
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs after bloom
  • Trees vulnerable to storm damage
  • Controlling weeds in your lawn and garden
  • Garden tips for May
  • Upcoming events

April 2015 (PDF)

  • Spring planting is underway
  • Evergreens serve many functions in the landscape
  • Spring Forward into Gardening program, April 18
  • Garden tips for April
  • Upcoming events

March 2015 (PDF)

  • Preparing your garden for spring
  • Garden workshop to be held in Brookfield March 27
  • Lewis County Women in Agriculture Workshop March 25
  • Missouri Century Farms
  • Organic practice: soil health
  • Four leaf clover...a symbol of St. Patrick's Day
  • Garden tips for March
  • Upcoming events

February 2015 (PDF)

  • Late winter is the time to prune fruit trees and small fruits
  • Salt damage to plants
  • All-America selection winners
  • Care for Valentine's Day flowers
  • Spring Forward workshop April 18
  • Beginning gardening workshop, March 21
  • Gardening tips for February
  • Upcoming events

January 2015 (PDF)

  • What's all the buzz about?
  • In memory of Alix Carpenter
  • Overwintering houseplants
  • 2014 Master Gardener volunteer hour summary
  • Food gardening in the U. S. at the highest levels in more than a decade, according to new report by the National Gardening Association
  • Garden tips for January
  • Upcoming events