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2016 Southwest Yard & Garden archives

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January

  • January 2, 2016
    1 – Spider mites are common, but easily managed, pests of houseplants during the winter.
  • January 9, 2016
    1 – Poinsettia plants may be propagated from stem cuttings to produce new plants if they are not patented varieties.
  • January 16, 2016
    1 – Apple trees are impossible for most home gardeners to grow from stem cuttings due to limitations of adult phase stem tissue.
  • January 23, 2016
    1 - Some indoor plants are attacked in winter by insects which may be treated with oil spray or rubs that are safe for people.
  • January 30, 2016
    1 – Maples are not usually considered good choices for New Mexico landscapes, but there may be some varieties and other species of trees that can produce fall color in New Mexico.

February

  • February 6, 2016
    1 – Painting a tree trunk white may help reduce the incidence of southwest injury causing splitting of the bark.
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Curtis W. Smith, Ph.D., is an Extension Horticulture Specialist, retired from New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.