Dealing with squash vine borer
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Dealing with squash vine borer

Dealing with squash vine borer

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Yard work for June and July
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Yard work for June and July

Yard work for June and July

Embracing the common blue violet
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Embracing the common blue violet

So far this year I have professed my reverie of dandelions, shrugged off creeping Charlie, and now it has come time to confess my favorite ‘weed' -- the common blue violet (Viola soraria).

When tree removal is justified
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When tree removal is justified

When tree removal is justified

What to do with windstorm-damaged trees
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What to do with windstorm-damaged trees

What to do with windstorm-damaged trees

A bad year for ticks? Take steps to protect yourself
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A bad year for ticks? Take steps to protect yourself

Earlier this week during my lunch break, I sat in my home dining room eating with my 3-year-old. As our conversation strayed from preschool to Star Wars, a slight tickle on my side encouraged a scratch.

Proper mulching saves plants, money
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Proper mulching saves plants, money

Proper mulching saves plants, money

How will the early arrival of monarch butterflies impact populations?
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How will the early arrival of monarch butterflies impact populations?

Last week, a client brought in a plant to the Knox County Extension office. The sample needed identifying. Upon inspection, it was undoubtedly milkweed, likely common milkweed. However, this couldn't be.

The importance of trees to environment, communities
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The importance of trees to environment, communities

The importance of trees for environment, communities