Merry Christmas

-just saying Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
to all my fellow master gardeners–sharing snowy photos for those who have headed south.   gk

The blog Dashboard has a new look.  Must be updating for 2018

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Funny how things work.  I was reading the article Naida gave a link to….I scroll down and see an article on the brown marmorated stink bug.  I take a quick look at it…see that we don’t have to report it in our area any longer.  Then I look up at the sliding door of my camper. I see 4 bugs.  Yep you guessed it!  They were the culprit I just read about…has the distictive black and white pattern along the abdomin area area and the striped white on antenane.  For more information on these check out the site at : http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/managing_brown_marmorated_stink_bugs_in_homes

Clivia

Jennie sent the follow photo for our blog along with this message

Time to repot!  Remember the clivia seeds/seedlings Olga gave us the
last time she spoke to our group on propagation?  I read that they bloom
better when pot-bound and mine had 3 flower stalks come up so far this
year. Must have been trying to tell me something but I didn’t get the
message until it popped the side off the ceramic pot. How about this
cut-away view of its fat roots!

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