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Monday, September 3, 2012

September 3, 2012

In this issue of the Yard and Garden News:

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

Basil Downy Mildew Found in Minnesota

Downy Mildew on Impatiens Drops Leaves across Minnesota

Flowering Plant Video Library - Late Summer Flowering Bulbs


  • Lavender Globe Lily & Curly Garlic Chives (Allium spp.)



  • Autumn Lily - Late Summer Flowers (Lycoris squamigera)



  • Lavender Globe Lily (Allium tanguticum 'Summer Beauty')



  • Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Late Summer Flowering Annuals


  • Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)



  • Cleome or Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana)



  • Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Late Summer Flowering Perennials


  • Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum 'Gateway')



  • Hardy Hibiscus, Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II')



  • Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)



  • Lesser Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Miscellaneous Grasses III


  • Prairie Cordgrass, Sloughgrass (Spartina pectinata)



  • Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster')



  • Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)



  • Dwarf Forms of Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara' and Morning Mist')



  • Prairie Blues and Carousel Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Miscellaneous Grasses II


  • Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)



  • River Oats Wood Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)



  • Elijah Blue Fescue Grass (Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue')



  • Silver Spike Grass (Achnatherum calamagrostis)



  • Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Miscellaneous Grasses I


  • Fireworks Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks')



  • Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)



  • Blue Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius)



  • Heat Damage to Blue Lyme Grass (Elymus arenarius)

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Sedges


  • Creeping Broadleaf Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Variegata')



  • Variegated Muskingum Sedge (Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme')



  • Bunny Blue and Silver Sceptre Sedges



  • Ice Dance Variegated Sedge (Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance')



  • Palm Sedge (Carex muskingumensis)



  • Rhizomatous vs. Bunching Sedges

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Switch Grasses


  • Ruby Ribbons Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons')



  • Cloud Nine Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine')



  • Panicum Frosted Explosion (Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion')



  • Huron Solstice and North Wind Switch Grass

  • Flowering Plant Video Library - Miscanthus


  • Little Fountain Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontaine (Little Fountain)'



  • Zebra-banded Miscanthus



  • Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus)



  • Cautions about the Invasive Character of Miscanthus



  • Distinguishing Types of Zebra Banded Miscanthus



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