By Margaret Bayne, OSU Extension Staff-retired, OSU Master Gardener

Lady beetles sometimes overwinter in structures, OSU

Five insect pests that overwinter in structures. (Nicole Sanchez, OSU Extension)

Professional credentials and gardening expertise: Arborists. (Colby Moorburg,

Organic Fungicides for the Home Gardener. (FS128E; Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU; FS128E)

Why do some oak trees produce more acorns than others do? (Todd Oder,

Spiders fly using electricity, not wind. “A surprising finding potentially solves the enduring mystery of how and when baby spiders become airborne.” (Andrew Patterson,

Strawbale vegetable garden
Straw bale vegetable garden, Ohio State University

Using cereal straw bales in home gardens. (Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU)

Did you know that earwigs have wings?  “An ode to earwig wings, which break standard laws of origami.”  Watch the video and see their beautiful wings! (Douglas Main,

Fertilizers — a cautionary tale.  “Gardeners are assaulted with marketing campaigns nowhere better than in the fertilizer aisle of a garden center. There are so many choices and the labels suggest that fertilizing garden plants is a complicated process that requires specialized products.” (Jim Downer,

The Amazon’s tallest tree just got 50 percent taller – and scientists don’t know how. (

Late summer pruning: what happens, what won’t work, and why. (Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU;

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