Pests/Weeds/Invasives

Basil Downy Mildew

September 1, 2019 lawanda Uncategorized

Just when you’re all ready to harvest big bunches of basil to make pesto, basil jam, a salad, a fruity basil drink or margherita pizza, you notice that your basil isn’t looking so good.  What happened?         Basil is generally easy to grow and has few problems, but there is a new basil disease, downy […]

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What’s Clogging My Boat Slip?

July 20, 2019 lawanda Uncategorized

        My husband and I bought our first boat a few years ago, a used 1979, 17-foot Steury stern drive.  Neither of us had prior experience with boat ownership and we looked at several before deciding on this one.  It wasn’t until the boat became ours that we realized the significance of the fact that […]

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Become a Citizen Scientist with Wisconsin First Detector Network

May 8, 2019 lawanda Uncategorized

        Did you want to be a scientist when you grew up?  No?  Me neither.  That’s why I majored in Business in college.  I don’t know why people are expected to know what they want to do with their lives when they are still teenagers.  By age 30 or so most people have a better […]

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Invasive Bittersweet

February 27, 2019 lawanda Magazine Columns

        You know how when you were a kid there were things in your house that were just always there but you didn’t give them much thought or ask any questions about them?  When I was a kid, my mother had a plastic decoration with brown stems and little red berries with orange-y wing-like things […]

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Aphids are a Common Garden Pest

November 4, 2018 lawanda Newspaper Columns

Almost every gardener discovers aphids on their plants at one time or another.  Before I get into what they are and how to control them, here is the most interesting thing about them:  female aphids are born already pregnant.  In fact inside the newly born aphid girls are embryos that have more embryos inside them.  […]

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Honeysuckle – A Sweet Invader

September 9, 2018 lawanda Magazine Columns

Who doesn’t adore the sweet smell of honeysuckle?  There is nothing more delightful than walking down a trail perfumed with honeysuckle in early June.  However, behind the sweetness lurks a wicked invader.  Those fragrant swaths of honeysuckle are unfortunately growing quickly larger and destroying all kinds of good things in their paths. There are many […]

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Jumping Worms

June 17, 2018 lawanda Newspaper Columns

  Most gardeners know that earthworms in a garden are an indicator of healthy soil.  In fact, worm castings (a/k/a poop) are one of the best fertilizers for a garden.  You can buy bags of the stuff and it isn’t disgusting or smelly.  It looks like coffee grounds.        But there’s a new worm in […]

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Don’t Waste Your Weeds

June 3, 2018 lawanda Newspaper Columns

Weeds.  You either love them – no sarcasm here, that would be me – or hate them.  I’ll start off by saying that if you take care of your garden weeds in June, you’ll have a much better time of it in July and August. Just like flowers, weeds can be annuals, perennial or biennials.  […]

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Autumn Olive

May 9, 2018 lawanda Magazine Columns

I like to know the names of all the plants I see regularly on my daily walk.  Not being able to identify something gives me the same uncomfortable feeling I get when I see words written in a foreign language.  Just a little lost and ill at ease.  One morning last summer, I noticed a […]

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Dodder

October 31, 2017 lawanda Uncategorized

I thought somebody threw spaghetti in the ditch!  Again.  Actually I have found spaghetti in the ditch along our country road, among many other strange things.  I’m sure Badger Sportsman readers aren’t the ones bringing their broken TVs, couches, bags of salt, pumpkin pies, old tires, deep fryers, kittens, dogs and yard waste out to […]

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