Summer 2015 Featured Information
|N E W ! 2015 Master Gardener Program||The 2015 Master Gardener program will be held Sept-Dec 2015 on Monday evenings at 6pm. Application and fee due September 1.|
|N E W ! Annual Trial Evaluations 2015||Come to the Pulaski Co Extension office and evaluate our annual flower trial. You will receive a free plant (while they last) each time you evaluate. You can use your smartphone or paper to rate plants. Come in the office for more information.|
|N E W ! Pine Straw Available!||Lake Cumberland Master Gardeners make pine straw available at a very reasonable cost. $7 per bale for up to 49 bales. $6 per bale for 50 or more bales.|
|2015 Gardener's Toolbox Classes||Topics include landscape trees, apple grafting, growing tomatoes, pollinator plants, monarch butterflies, fall gardens, and crocus. Pre-registration and payment is a must. Register early as class size may be limited.|
|Get Growing! Newsletter||Topics include seed saving, upcoming events and programs, and scale insects.|
|2015 Beginner Beekeeping School||Enormously successful program with up to 50 new beekeepers in 2015!!|
|The pollinator garden was planted in 2014. Plants include mainly natives with some non-natives mixed in.|
|Emerald ash borer has been detected in Pulaski County. It may be worth considering protecting highly valued ash trees with a spring treatment.|
Landscape Plants for Honeybees
|I spoke at several KY bee schools in 2014 (Allen Co, South East, and Bluegrass) on early- and late-flowering landscape plants for honey bees. This list is NOT all-inclusive. It is intended to give you some different ideas.|
|2014 Gardener's Toolbox classes||
We are done with 2014. New 2015 list of classes will be coming soon.
|Three markets serve Pulaski County|
Spotted Wing Drosophila impacts
This new pest has the ability to do serious damage to raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Here's a second pub. Commercial growers must take the necessary steps to control this pest.
|News article for July 26, 2015||Cicada Killers
Archive of articles can be found here.
|Brown Marmorated Stink Bug||This is a new stink bug to Kentucky and is a known pest of fruit crops and vegetables. It's also a home invader.|
|UK's See Blue, Go Green||Website from UK featuring how to be green in your home and garden (and other places)|
link to our 'Apps for Farmers' list
|A list of some potentially handy apps for your mobile device|
|Pulaski County Home Gardening Blog||
Join Hort Agent Beth Wilson for timely information
|Beekeeping in Kentucky||
If you see a bee swarm, please contact me or a known beekeeper. We have a number of beekeepers who will gladly collect it.
Our local bee association meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 7pm at the Extension office. You don't have to keep bees to come and learn!
|Tour the Children's Garden||
Virtual tour of the new Children's Garden at the Pulaski County Public LIbrary
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Beth Wilson, Pulaski County Horticulture Agent
BS in Computer Science, Transylvania, 1989
BS in Horticulture, UK, 1995
MS in Horticultural Science, NCSU, 1997
Bethany G. Wilson
ISA Certified Arborist (R)