This is the 7th 2015 edition of the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL). BYGL is developed from a Tuesday morning conference call of Extension Educators, Specialists, and other contributors in Ohio.

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In This Issue:

1.  PLANTS OF THE WEEK:  Annual (Snapdragon); Perennial (Wild Blue Lupine); Woody (White Fringe Tree); Vegetable (Rhubarb); and Weed (Cressleaf Groundsel).
2.  HORT SHORTS:  Massive Maple Massacre?; Poisoned Poison Hemlock; Wood Ash in the Garden?; A Plant Gall Trilogy; A Walk on the Wildside:  Ssssssnakes Alive! and A Walk on the Wildside:  Coyotes, Dens, and Pups.
3.  BUGBYTES:  Let the Galling Begin (Maple Bladder Galls, Elm Pouch Galls, Succulant Oak Galls, and Gnarled Oak Galls); Holey Oak Leaves! (Spiny Oak Sawfly and Oak Shothole Leafminer); Ailanthus Wonders (Ailanthus Webworm); Spittle in the Pine Needles (Pine Spittlebug); and Windshield Wipes (Oak Leaf Roller Caterpillar, Basswood Lace Bugs, Hawthorn Leafminer Damage, and Basswood Leafminer).
4.  DISEASE DIGEST:  A Case Study:  Bacterial Fire Blight and the Disease Triangle.
5.  TURF TIPS:  Annual Bluegrass Troubles.
6. INDUSTRY INSIGHTS:  We Need You! (Tracking Invasives) and Calico Scale Observations.
7.  WEATHERWATCH:  Weather Update and Growing Degree Days (GDD).
8.  COMING ATTRACTIONS:  Pond School; Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz & Good Garden Bugs Workshop; A Gardener's Guide to Climate Change; and The OSU Green Industry Short Course, The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show, and Trees on Tap Programs. 

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Authors for 2015:  Pam Bennett, Joe Boggs, Jim Chatfield, Julie Crook, Erik Draper, Gary Gao, Denise Johnson, Jacqueline Kowalski, Ashley Kulhanek, Cindy Meyer,  Amy Stone, Nancy Taylor, Marne Titchenell, Danae Wolfe, and Curtis Young.
Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine provides timely information about Ohio growing conditions, pest, disease, and cultural problems. Updated weekly between April and October, this information is useful for those who are managing a commercial nursery, garden center, or landscape business or someone who just wants to keep their yard looking good all summer.