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Week of September 5, 2022

Finish moving houseplants back indoors before frost.Finish moving houseplants back indoors before frost.

Avoid squishing yellow jackets as it releases a chemical that signals others to attack.

Buy straw bales for mulching late fall crops, strawberry beds, and garlic plantings. Leftover straw can be saved for seasonal decorations!

Plant clusters of Iris reticulata bulbs for color in the rock garden next spring.

Do not compost diseased plant materials.

Apple scab is the most common disease on crabapple.

Only one male winterberry is needed to pollinate 6–10 female plants.

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