Aronia melanocarpa, or simply “aronia,” is an attractive shrub that has recently been gaining more attention in the Midwest – its berries are very high in antioxidants thought to be beneficial for human health.
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The United States is the world’s leading producer and consumer of forest products and accounts for about one-fourth of the world’s production and consumption.
December 18, 2018
Before she became an SDSU Extension Master Gardener, Arlene Brandt-Jenson's modest flower garden served to beautify her home's landscaping. Today, her garden has increased in size, beauty and it provides habitat for many butterflies, bees and other pollinator insects.
Before the snow falls, a few tasks can help make for a healthier yard and garden next year.
Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) was brought to North America from Asia in the mid-18th century for ornamental uses. In South Dakota it was also used as a windbreak species until the 1980s.
When considering weed control in tree plantings, the focus is generally placed on the control of herbaceous vegetation (grasses and forbs), particularly during the establishment phase. This focus is appropriate since control of herbaceous weeds is generally critical to establish a successful planting. As these plantings mature, providing perching sites for birds, another weed problem develops – the establishment of competing woody vegetation. These woody weeds are often left unchecked for many years because they look “natural” in a windbreak or other area of trees.
A bare-root plant is just what it sounds like, a plant with bare roots, not growing in a container.
The Northern Great Plains have experienced colder than normal weather over first few weeks of December. Cold temperatures certainly do affect our plants but there are some important differences.