May 2016 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 May 1-7, 2016
Title: “Color in Your Vegetable Garden”

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

When adding color to the landscape, most people think of flowers, shrubs, and trees. These plants offer a wide range of colors, and a good landscape design can make the best of them.  But did you know you can add color with vegetables too?  Many vegetables come in a wide assortment of colors, including peppers, tomatoes, and even eggplant.  Try out these interesting plants in your garden.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of May 8-14, 2016
Title: “Ornamental Plants and Light”

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

Plants vary in their light requirements, and it’s best to know those needs before you plant. Does your plant need full sun, partial shade, or heavy shade?  While most trees do well in full sun, some are understory trees and need partial shade.  Likewise, many plants require full sunlight, while others will be stressed in the sun, and need heavy or partial shade.  Planting the plant in the right place will go a long way towards success.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of May 15-21, 2016
Title: “Native Plants in the Home Landscape”

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

When planning your landscape design, remember that the plants you choose may be either high or low-maintenance.  High maintenance plants require a lot of care, which may include spraying for diseases and insects. If you prefer a low-maintenance approach, consider native plants.  Flowers, trees, and shrubs which are native to Missouri are less likely to have problems, if situated in the right location.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of May 22-28, 2016
Title: “Organic Gardening”

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

Are you interested in organic gardening?  This approach to gardening avoids the use of many types of fertilizers and pesticides, and is gaining in popularity.  However, diseases and insects still can become problems, and take their toll on your garden.  For helpful hints on dealing with these pests in an organic system, call your local Extension center and ask for our guide sheet: “Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques”.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of May 29 to June 4, 2016
Title: “Bagworms”

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

A common insect pest of trees and shrubs is the Bagworm.  These insects get their name from the bag which they create and live in while they feed on your plants.  In large numbers, they can be devastating, and even kill trees.  Spraying is difficult since they are protected by their bag.  To learn how to control them, call your local Extension center and ask for our guide sheet: “The Bagworm in Missouri”.

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