Tag: University of Idaho

Return of the Elm Seed Bug (Arocatus melanocephalus)

Again this summer, we are being attacked by the Elm seed bug.  They are everywhere!  They fly in circles in the garage, they drop down on you when you enter your house, they fly into the mashed potatoes on the table. But, they spend most of their time on my kitchen window, crawling around looking […]

Read More


June is the month for roses. They are at their absolute best in June, in Boise. The leaves are still fresh and green, the insect damage is minimal and the blossoms are big and bright. Roses are great for cut flowers as well since they will stay looking good for about a week, as long […]

Read More

Rose Pruning

fragrant!In Idaho, it has been said, that when the forsythia blooms, it is time to prune the roses. But, there is NO rush! I like to wait a couple of weeks after the forsythia blooms, because you never know when you are going to get a few more cold evenings that could frost the new […]

Read More

Grape Trellis becomes a Grape Tunnel!

This is what I was seeing in my mind when I realized our grape trellis had rotted out: (Double click next to the word Vimeo to get it full screen- it is so much prettier!) My poor grape vines have been suffering in the last few years because the trellis is slumping. The post finally […]

Read More

University of Idaho Southwest Idaho Research & Extension Center Parma Fruit Day

Here are some pictures taken at the Parma Research Center – Pomology day.  Just a few tables here with fruits!   Governor Otter gave a welcome speech praising all the efforts of the staff. Then  pomology researcher and center director,  Essie Fallahi, explained research being done at the center to improve these crops in Idaho, […]

Read More

Powered by WordPress & Theme by puravida