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Sawflies are a group insects related to wasps that get their common name from the saw-like appearance of the ovipositor, which females use to cut slits in stems or leaves to lay their eggs. The plant-feeding larvae often look like caterpillars or slugs, and many are quite noticeable because they often stay together to feed in groups and quickly cause noticeable defoliation on their hosts. Learn more about sawflies in this article…

Articles on Spring Flowering Bulbs

Get in the mood for spring with this selection of articles on a variety of spring bulbs that may be blooming now, you saw earlier or are soon to come!

Plants Plus: Legumes

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on members of the legume family.

Articles About Tender Perennials Grown as Annuals

There are many plants we think of as “annuals” in the Midwest that really would be perennial in mild climates. These plants are relatively fast-growing, flowering readily from seed in a single season or easily vegetatively propagated so they can be offered for sale ready to bloom during our growing season. Learn more about a few of these tender perennials in these archived articles…

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