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Sweet Cherry Pollination

Question: I have a Bing cherry tree in my yard that is several years old. Some years the tree has bloomed and some years it hasn’t. Even years when the tree bloomed it didn’t have cherries. I’ve heard some fruit trees need another tree for pollination. Is this true in sweet cherries and what do you recommend? F.M.

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An Analysis of Downtown Storefront Improvements

Business and property owners, as well as public sector officials, require sound research, information, and analysis when making decisions about improving the appearance of downtown buildings.  This guide will aid in assessing the feasibility of future projects based on the experience of others.           Amy Greil CNRED Educator Kenosha County UW-Extension […]

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Miniature Roses

Question: I brought my miniature rose indoors and it is blooming. A friend told me I shouldn’t let it bloom and it should be dormant. What should I do? P.P.

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Whiteflies on Houseplants

Question: Before the weather got cold I moved several potted plants from the patio to the indoors for the winter. I’ve not had problems when I’ve brought plants inside in the past but this year several of the plants have bugs. The bugs are very tiny and light colored. Whenever I touch or bump one of the plants, lots of bugs fly up from the plant. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do? K.C.

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Protecting Roses for Winter

Question: I didn’t get a chance to cover my roses before the polar vortex descended. Is it too late? I have a combination of regular roses and shrub roses. C.T.

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Diplodia Shoot Blight and Canker

Question: I have three Scot pines in a row that hide my back patio from the street. The past few years I’ve noticed more and more dead needles on the branches and on the ground. Some of the branches are brown all the way out to the tips. Do you know what is wrong and […]

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