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Cacti Care

Picture of plastic flowers glued on top of Cacti.It grates on my gardener’s soul to visit a big box store this time of year and see shelves of cacti each with a flower - in an array of colors - because (spoiler alert) most are glued-on straw or plastic flowers. Not real cactus flowers.

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Backyard Farmer Feature Video

Plants for Wet Areas.

Nebraska Extension Educator Kelly Feehan lists several perennial plants that thrive in wet landscape conditions.

Local Landscape Diagnostic Services

Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County offers free help with your lawn and landscape problems, including plant pest identification and management recommendations. Residents may call Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to Noon during the growing season, and speak to a Master Gardener. Samples can also be either mailed or brought to Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68528 during office hours M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Digital images may be submitted to for help from Nebraska Extension horticulture experts.


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We Teach...... Composting | Tree & Flower Selection | Turfgrass Management | Growing Wildflowers...

All speaker requests are subject to availability. Please note that due to the volume of requests received, groups are limited to one horticulture program request per year. A minimum of 30 days notice are required for all speaker visits. Staff will contact you with a confirmation call or e-mail. A $45.00 donation to the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program is requested for all presentations and there may be an additional fee involved for supplies with certain programs.

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Backyard Farmer

Backyard Farmer airs live Thursday on NET1 at 7pm CDT from April through September. Backyard Farmer Repeats on NET1 Saturdays at 10 am CDT & NETs Create Sundays at 11 am CDT.

Composting Demonstrations

Image of Don Janssen, retired, turning compost bins. Extension Master Gardeners teach how to achieve a proper carbon:nitrogen ratio, or "green" materials vs. "brown" materials and show you several types of structures that can be built or purchased for composting. You'll learn how to construct a compost pile and discuss basic troubleshooting if your compost pile is not breaking down as it should. 

At each program, two random participants will win either a composting thermometer or a composting bin.

Location: Pioneer's Park Nature Center. Demonstration site is across the street to the south. Look for the Nebraska Extension banner. 

Time: 10 a.m.

2023 Dates: Watch for 2023 program dates coming early next year. 

These programs are free, open to the public and require no preregistration. Please join us!

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