Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bulbs in pots

Has anyone in zones 3 or 4 planted spring bulbs in pots in the fall for spring blooms? A lady who lives in an apartment building asked me about doing this with tulips, crocus and snowdrops. I told her there … Continue reading

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Emerald Ash Borer Project

My short stint as supervisor for the EAB (SLAM project) in Moran will come to an end tomorrow. Mostly I helped collect data on where this tiny bug is appearing (almost everywhere around Moran and to a lesser extent in … Continue reading

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Garlic for Cold Climates

A little respite from rains and high winds is all I needed to slip into the garden to plant my garlic. My rich, sandy loam garden was a mucky mess from all the rain we’ve gotten lately. Fortunately, I had … Continue reading

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October Birds in Our Backyards

Read about the bald eagle comeback, the raptor count at Whitefish Point, and how to treat a sick bird in the October issue of Birds in Our Backyards. What birds do you see flocking up to head south?

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