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Holiday Plants, Holiday Safety

December 18, 2014

By Dawn Pettinelli UConn Home & Garden Education Center As we decorate our homes for the holidays with cheery plants, evergreen boughs and berries, it is important to take into account which plants and materials might be toxic to young children and pets. Many plants can pose serious threats to the curious two year old […]

10 Tips for the December Gardener

December 17, 2014

1.      Replace the plants in hanging baskets, containers, and window boxes with evergreen boughs, berries and pinecones. 2.      Disinfect, oil, and sharpen lawn and garden tools. Keep them in a dry storage area. 3.      Don’t use fertilizer to melt ice. This creates nitrogen runoff issues that could damage local bodies of water. 4.         Recycle your […]

Welcome Laura Brown!

December 15, 2014

We want to take this opportunity to welcome Laura Brown to UConn Extension as our new Extension Educator for Community Development.  Laura has wonderful experience here in Connecticut where she worked with the Hartford Food System as their Director of Education and Community Outreach and then as a statewide Community Development Specialist at University of […]


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