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MSU Extension Service

Home Grown is an educational, entertaining, question-answer column seen weekly in "News from the Genesee MSUE Office," a weekly newsletter for Genesee County Master Gardeners. Special thanks to the Genesee, Oakland and Livingston county MSU Extension offices for providing this service.


2004 Editions

2005 Editions Jan - Jun

2005 July

This week's HomeGrown

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We've been providing "Home Grown" on our site since August of 2004, when we received permission from the author, Gretchen Voyle. Her advice is entertaining, timely and dependable. Here is a list of the columns that we have from 2004 for you to view:

8-19-04 Soil amendments; overgrown perennials
9-1-04 Wasps; dead & dying evergreens; early fall color; tomato plants
9-7-04 Giant Hogweed;  Yellow Jackets
9-15-04 Tent caterpillars; cats, bats and rabies
9-22-04 Dogwood Sawfly; Moss in lawns and patios
9-30-04 Harvesting Gourds; Peat vs. Peat
10-7-04 Planning vegetable gardens; Caring for Orchids
10-12-04 Spiders; Begonias as houseplants
10-20-04 Bulbs: to buy or not to buy? And - Burlap for winter shrub protection
10-28-04 Autumn leaf cleanup; Why oaks aren't pruned in warm weather
11-04-04 Asian Ladybird Beetles; This year's giant weed plants
11-12-04 Winter storage for Cannas; Wet soil killing new shrubs
11-19-04 Preparing roses for winter; Insect pests on siding


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