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

Rooting around- the differences between taproots and mature roots. (Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU via

Is your Landscape Sustainable? (Jim Downer,

Water, water, everywhere.  Learn an easy trick to determine soil moisture. (Sylvia Thompson-Hacker,

Container pots with vegetables and herbs, growing on a patio.
Container garden. Photo from Flickr by Wendy Cutler

Contain Yourself: Vegetable gardening in containers and small spaces. (John Porter,

How do we know which invasive plant pests will be the next big threats? (Rosyln Noar, et al,

Signs and symptoms of plant disease: Is it fungal, viral or bacterial? (Jim Isleib, Michigan State University Extension

Diagnosing Sick Plants. (Sarah D. William, et al, Ohio State U)

20 Questions on Plant Diagnosis. (Joy Bogg, et al, Ohio State U)

Wasps are valuable for ecosystems, economy and human health (just like bees.) (UCL)

Bumble bee on purple clover blossom.
Bumble bee on clover blossom. Photo: Lynn Ketchum, Oregon State University

Bumble bees damage plant leaves and accelerate flower production when pollen is scarce. (Foteini G. Pashalidou et al, via

Ancient Wollemi Pines Resurgent.   “Ten years after its discovery, a vanishingly rare tree from the Cretaceous Period is a scientific darling and may soon become a commercial success too.” (Stephen McLoughlin & Viva Vajda,

Plants Grown in Containers Course: Online (FREE and at your own pace course.) (NCSU)

The DNA of lettuce unraveled: in 6000 years from weed to beloved vegetable. (Wageningen Plant Research)

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