In the garden: The dreaded Japanese beetle is back in Nebraska and gnawing on plants | Home & Garden

In the garden: The dreaded Japanese beetle is back in Nebraska and gnawing on plants |  Home & Garden

Avid gardeners weren’t the only visitors when I hosted a stop on the Omaha Rose Society tour last weekend. A few people shared that they had seen Japanese bugs on some of my roses, disappointing news for everyone. “We’re not sure what the population will be like this year,” said Scott Evans of Nebraska Extension … 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

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden | Home & Garden

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden |  Home & Garden

Scott Evans Nebraska Extension With the summer heat upon us and the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures in the upper 90’s and low 100’s, we’re going to have stress in the vegetable garden. One of the best things you can do is mulch your garden. This helps maintain soil moisture and suppress weeds Grass clippings … Read more

Garden Tour scheduled for this weekend | House and garden

Garden Tour scheduled for this weekend |  House and garden

The Hanford Garden Club Tour takes place on Saturday April 23 from 9am to 3pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Ramblin’ Rose in Lemoore, Hofman’s Nursery, Gonsalves-Fasso or by calling Jana Dudley at 559-381-2689. Ronny and Jonette Montgomery say their home is a little country in the city. On 2 1/2 acres … Read more