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2023 Grapevine Articles

Winter is a stressful time for plants, whether outside dealing with the unpredictable weather conditions or indoors. Indoor plants experience their own form of winter stress, making wintertime one of the most common times of year for the decline or death of houseplants. In this week's Grapevine we provide some tips for keeping houseplants alive and thriving in the winter along with covering three ways to dormant seed your cool season lawn to fill in bare spots this winter.

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. If you are struggling to find the perfect gift for the gardener in your family check out these great ideas from local Master Gardeners. We also cover a common household pest in the Confused Flour Beetle and finally cover how to identify the three different holiday cacti.

The USDA has updated the Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the first time since 2012. With the new map came some changes for Butler County. In this week's Grapevine we explore those changes along with tips on winterizing your roses, continue our plant identification with the margins of a leaf and finally talk about using ashes in your garden.

Fall is a wonderful time to create a new compost pile with all the plant material available from gardens, leaves and flowerbeds. In this week's Grapevine we provide some tips for starting a new compost pile, continue our plant identification series with the shape of the leaf and finally talk about a favorite houseplant with the Prince of Orange Philodendron.

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Have questions? Contact our office where our Horticulture Extension Agent will assist you with questions.

Phone: (316) 321-9660

Email: callae@ksu.edu