Evergreen Trees for Kentucky

On Wednesday, July 7, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Evergreen Trees for Kentucky with Dr. Win Dunwell, UK Horticulture Specialist. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/HWWJULY21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

What’s Eating Your Evergreens?

Is something devouring your evergreens? Look closely, the culprit may be camouflaged and right in front of you! Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive spindle-shaped bags on a variety of trees and shrubs throughout Kentucky. They attack both deciduous trees and evergreens, but are especially damaging to juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine and cedar.

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Japanese Art of Kokedama

On Wednesday, April 28, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on the Japanese Art of Kokedama with Sharon Flynt, UK Horticulture Agent in Scott County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Using Native Plants in the Landscape

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.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Common Blueberry Planting Problems

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.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Rain Gardens

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.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/UKYHortWebWed21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Attracting Hummingbirds

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!

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Not the Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs

Deciduous trees are losing their leaves.  Does this signal a time for pruning?  Generally, no.  The preferred time for pruning most woody plants is late winter to early spring.  These plants will be initiating grown in spring and will be better able to deal with cut surfaces. Plants pruned in fall and winter, as growth ceases, are less able to deal with pruning cuts.  However, there are some types of pruning that can be practiced at any time of the year.

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