January 2015 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of January 4-10, 2015
Title: “Snow Removal from Evergreens”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Winter storms can take a toll on evergreens, causing breaking of limbs due to the weight of snow or ice on the leaves.  When these storms occur, it’s best to deal with the situation as quickly as possible.  Snow may be removed by using a broom in an upward, sweeping motion.  If ice is the problem, don’t try to remove it.  Simply prop the branches up, and let the ice melt off when the sun comes out.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of January 11-17, 2015
Title: “Landscaping with Evergreens”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Evergreens offer great advantages when planning your landscape.  They may be used to protect your privacy, reduce street noise, block the glare of street lights, and similar tasks.  Remember that the plants may become very large in time, so take that into consideration when you place them in the landscape. Order your plants to arrive for planting in late winter or early spring.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of January 18-24, 2015
Title: “Transporting Houseplants”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

If you need to move your houseplants during the winter to another location outside of your home, be sure to give them adequate protection.  Even a few minutes of cold winter temperatures can spell disaster for them.  To protect them, wrap several layers of newspaper around the plants at the base and staple them shut at the top of the plant.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of January 25-31, 2015
Title: “Sterilizing Tools”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Winter is a good time to clean and prepare your garden tools and pots for spring.  In addition to cleaning them up, it’s a good idea to sterilize them, to insure that plant diseases are not harbored and spread to other plants.  Use about one part common household bleach to nine parts water.  Soak them for about 15 minutes.  Then rinse them well in clean water and dry them thoroughly.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.