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Take control of your garden from pests

Take control of your garden from pests

Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.

July 30, 2013 2:30 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Hungry rabbits the eating enemies of summer

FROM the FARM: Hungry rabbits the eating enemies of summer

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am
Sting operation: Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets offer benefits despite their bad-temper reputation

Sting operation: Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets offer benefits despite their bad-temper reputation

There's a reason the age-old expression "Stepping into a hornet's nest" carries such strong connotation.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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It's Your Call: Lake County Master Gardener Help Line a two-decade green thumb tradition

It's Your Call: Lake County Master Gardener Help Line a two-decade green thumb tradition

Horticulturalist Nikky Witkowski, a Lake County Purdue Extension educator, says she even gets "the casual question" from her husband.

June 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mild winter means early emergence of many pests

Mild winter means early emergence of many pests

Nikky Witkowski, an agriculture and natural resources educator for Purdue University Extension, was outside her home one March evening and was surprised to be bitten by mosquitoes.

March 21, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Apples are tempting, but not just to us

Apples are tempting, but not just to us

With more forethought, Adam might not have bitten the apple and I might not have planted apple trees. But he did, and I did, and we each must deal with the consequences.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
At Home: When bugs become pests

At Home: When bugs become pests

I was in the garage when I heard the scream. I knew the sound the way you know your own child's cry. Because this was my child! I rushed in and found her shrieking and shaking.

July 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ladybugs are cute, but...maybe not inside

Ladybugs are cute, but...maybe not inside

"Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home..." Whoops, she did! And her home is also my home and your home.

March 03, 2011 12:00 am
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