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by Barrie Anderson As I sit here typing this and glance outside my window, I spot my neighbor fertilizing his Balsam Fir. This typically wouldn't be an issue in the summer, except it is mid-August now and fertilizing any evergreens at this time, will actually...
Juglone is the most prevalent biochemical in the Black Walnut. It’s also in Juglans cinerea or Butternut tree as well as Carya ovata, commonly known as Shagbark Hickory. However, these latter two trees have far less juglone in their system compared to the Black Walnut. It is the Black Walnut that carries a negative connotation for gardeners because in the landscape Juglone is the oppressor to many other plants.
The very sound of the words, Japanese Beetles invokes irritation, frustration and gloom among Minnesota gardeners. We can see them in our minds chewing, crawling, and decimating our Roses, our tropical Hibiscus flowers, our Grapevines and….our souls!