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Monstrous Porcelain-Berry Barrage

I posted a BYGL Alert last October on Porcelain-Berry when the problem berries were fully ripened and available for widespread distribution by birds and other animals. I'm revisiting this ever-expanding non-native vine because its invasive arc in southwest Ohio is being compared by some horticultural professionals as possibly rivaling kudzu.
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Joe Boggs

Embrace the Milkweed Menagerie

This is the time of the year when the menagerie of insects that feed on members of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae), including common milkweed, seem to arrive en masse … to the consternation of monarch lovers! Some aim to reserve milkweeds for monarchs. What about other native insects that feed on milkweeds; let them eat cake?
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Joe Boggs

Basswood Leafminer Damage Becoming Evident

BYGL readers should be familiar with the Basswood Leafminer. We've reported on the skeletonizing and leafmining activities of this native beetle on its namesake host, American basswood for years. High populations cause entire basswood trees to become reddish-brown. Travelers on the northern portion of I-75 in Ohio will soon be treated to "flaming" basswoods gracing the woodlots along the route.
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Joe Boggs

Annual of the Week - Dahlia

Dahlias can be a nice annual addition into Ohio gardens. Although a perennial in its native range in Mexico and Central America, there are consider annuals in Ohio. With a little extra work the tubers can be lift in the fall, stored over the winter, and planted the following spring. 
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Amy Stone

Ohio Local Foods Week 2018

Can we all agree that there is something special about the taste of a locally grown tomato – unless of course you don’t like tomatoes. The same can be true of other fruits and vegetables grown in our own gardens or produced by a local farmer. Beyond the taste, there is something to be said about food being produced in the region rather than shipped across the state, country or even oceans. There is a renewed appeal in local.   
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Amy Stone

51st Annual NGLCO Summer Field Day for Nurseries, Designers, Landscape Contractors and Vendors to be held on Tuesday, August 14th.

Nursery Growers, Landscapers, Designers and Vendors are invited to a fun-filled, information-packed day at the 51st annual NGLCO Summer Field Day at Chalet Debonne' Vineyards, Madison Ohio on Tuesday August 14th, 2018.
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