Extension Agent for Horticulture
Serving home gardeners and Green Industry professionals, including commercial fruit & vegetable producers.
Advisor to: Christian County Master Gardener Association; Downtown Hopkinsville Farmers Market.
On Wednesday, April 21, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on How to Garden without Fines from the City with Bethany Pratt, UK Horticulture Agent in Jefferson County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
On Wednesday, April 14, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Companion Planting with Amanda Sears, UK Horticulture Agent in Madison County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
On Wednesday, April 7, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Using Native Plants in the Landscape with Susan Fox, ANR Agent in Lyon County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
On Wednesday, March 31, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Common Blueberry Planting Problems with Chris Smigell, UK Horticulture Specialist. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Rain Gardens with Adam Leonberger, County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Franklin County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
Hellebores are wonderful garden plants, yet they remain fairly uncommon in perennial gardens. When you consider their evergreen nature, ease of culture and beautiful late winter blooms it is hard to imagine why they have taken so long to catch on. The tide is turning for these shade loving plants. In fact the perennial plant association chose Hellebore as the perennial plant of the year in 2005.
Do you get plumb ill when your tomatoes (or insert any vegetable name) become diseased and it seems like you just started harvesting? Or the lettuce you planted is done and you still want salad Many gardeners make the mistake of relying on one planting of a vegetable to be sufficient for the entire growing season. There’s a ‘thing’ called succession planting that may help out.
We will start with some hummingbird facts. The hummingbird is the smallest species of bird in the world! They are cable of hovering, flying backwards, and are the only avian species that can fly upside down and backwards. Most people think there are several different types of hummingbirds in Kentucky but actually there is only one, the Rubythroat that lives east of the Mississippi river. The male rubythroat is the one with the large red spot on its neck and breast. The male rubythroat weighs only 3.03 grams or as much as 2.5 paperclips!
Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.
Fescue lawns in Kentucky can struggle by the end of the summer with drought, disease, and even insect problems. Often our fescue lawns are thin and needing some nitrogen by the time fall arrives. September and October are the best times to overseed and fertilize your lawn but some maintenance practices can be done in the spring.