Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pruning Time

Mea Culpa...   Yes it is my fault.. I have been neglecting the blog of late.  But the ladies of the Norchester Garden Club have continued to improve the look and health of the Matzke Park Butterfly Garden with their thinning and pruning.  The Horticulture Chairperson has published the October report which is on pruning.  It offers some guidance on getting your yard plants ready for their winter rest. 

And.. the report leads off with information on "Oe." This is a protozoan parasite that plays heck with Monarch butterflies and infests some types of butterfly weed.  Oe, otherwise known as Ophryocystis elektroscirrha ,  is present in the Norchester area.

You may read, save, or download the October horticulture report.  Just click HERE for the report on dropbox. Close or ignore any messages for login, signup, etc.. nothing is required except patience for the PDF file to load. 

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