Mystery Plant: There’s something cheesy about this type of grass | Home & Garden

Mystery Plant: There's something cheesy about this type of grass |  Home & Garden

John Nelson “I’m as cheesy as Kansas in August.” Nelli Forbush in “South Pacific”, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein Well, it’s not August yet, and this plant isn’t exactly corn. But it’s close. This is a weed that you can see basically everywhere in the eastern United States, from Florida and Texas well into the upper … Read more

Try rosemary in your garden | master gardener | Home & Garden

Try rosemary in your garden |  master gardener |  Home & Garden

Rosemary, a culinary herb that many of us use in our kitchens, is also a wonderful drought-tolerant landscape plant. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), a woody perennial shrub, is a Mediterranean native well suited to our valley climate. Its generic name means “dew of the sea” because it grows well by the ocean, where the mist provides … Read more

About 6,000 bees – for sure – removed from Omaha home | Home & Garden

About 6,000 bees - for sure - removed from Omaha home |  Home & Garden

Thomas and Marylu Gouttierre planted bee-friendly flowers on their Midtown property to attract and feed important pollinators. They just didn’t expect that they would move into their house, too. “If you put your ears against the wall, you could hear the buzz,” said Thomas Gouttierre, dean of international studies and programs at the University of … Read more

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms | Home & Garden

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms |  Home & Garden

JESSICA DAMIANO The Associated Press Gardeners are now celebrating blooming flowers, ripening vegetables and buzzing pollinators. But you should also be prepared for the downside of summer – severe storms. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an above-average hurricane season in the Atlantic this year. Tornadoes are a year-round threat in some … Read more

How to help struggling plants thrive in your summer garden

Clematis, like these compact Daiyuclematis, begin to take center stage in western Washington gardens when the spring bulbs begin to fade. Monrovia Nurseries Early June is all about roses and clematis as summer blooms fill in where tulips and late spring bulbs wilt. This is also the week to consider bringing some houseplants outside for … Read more

Make the cut: How to properly transport cut flowers from your garden indoors Home & Garden

Make the cut: How to properly transport cut flowers from your garden indoors  Home & Garden

For best results, prune your flowers in the morning. Tulsa World file Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s time to cut a few select flowers and bring them indoors. Whether you’re creating a floral arrangement to give to a friend or making a display for your kitchen counter, it helps to know the … Read more