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Due to COVID-19, the Let's Get Growing Column, normally found in the weekend edition of the local newspaper, will now be found here and can also be viewed on the Erie County (Ohio) Master Gardner's Facebook Page. Article topics vary and all are helpful for the regular or novice gardener.

New articles will be posted weekly on Friday

Let's Get Growing Columns

March 26 - Brown Bush Q & A, written by Donna Green. Some causes of brown spots on your bushes and what to do about them.

April 3  - Lavender, written by Marie Hildebrandt.  Lavender has been used for centuries and is deer and rabbit resistant.

April 10 - Pollinator Friendly Spring Clean-Up, written by Lynn Sparks. Consider our native bees when cleaning your garden this spring.  

April 17 - Weeds, written by Barbara Wagner. Identify and eliminate weeds

April 24 - Choosing the Right Turg Grass for Your Ohio Lawn, written by Brett Kuns. 

May 1 - Pruning Forsythia, written by Marie Hildebrandt

May 8 - A Victory Garden for Our Time, written by Lynn Sparks Grow your own food

May 15 - Memory Garden, written by Barbara Wagner Plant a garden in memory of a loved one

May 22 - Heirlooms vs Hybrids, written by Judy Kuns

May 29 - Cottonwood Trees, The Good and Bad, written by Marie Hildebrandt

June 5 - Oaks to Bluebirds, written by Lynn Sparks - Plant an oak, feed a bluebird.

June 12 - Hedge Apples, written by Barbara Wagner

June 19 - The Resplendent Hydrangea, written by Judy Kuns

June 26 - Artichokes, written by Marie Hidebrandt

July 3 - There's a Bug for That, written by Lynn Sparks

July 10 - Arboretum Elms, by Barbara Wagner

July 17 - The Stately Messy Cottonwood, by Judy Kuns

July 24 - Deadheading Flowering Plants, by Marie Hildebrandt

August 7 - New Plants to Try, by Barbara Wagner

August 14 - Cover Crops, by Judy Kuns

August 21 - No Flowers This Year, by Marie Hildebrandt

August 28 - What to do With the Big Green Monster, by Lynn Sparks

September 4 - Yellow Nutsedge, by Barbara Wagner

September 11 - Beware the Toxic Jimsomweed, by Judy Kuns

September 18 - Caring for Tender Perennials, by Marie Hildebrandt

September 25 - Stinking Rose (Garlic), by Lynn Sparks

October 2 - Burning Bush, by Barbara Wagner

October 9 - Witch Hazel - A Late Bloomer, by Judy Irvin Kuns

October 16 - Amaryllis - A Special Holiday Tradition, by Marie Hildebrandt

October 23 - Leave the Leaves, by Lynn Sparks

October 30 - Black Tupelo or Sorgum, by Barbara Wagner

November 6 - Sawflies, by Judy Irvin Kuns

November 13 - Dawn Redwood, by Marie Hildebrandt

November 20 - Homegrown National Park by Lynn Sparks

November 25 - Harvest and Other Books, by Barbara Wagner

December 4 - Identifying Needle-Bearing Trees by Judy Irvin Kuns

December 11 - Brighten the Holidays, But Care is Needed to Keep Them Healthy, by Marie Hildebrandt

 See the Sandusky Register weekend edition for more Let's Get Growing articles