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WNY Gardening Matters

August 2021

Welcome to our on-line publication WNY Gardening Matters

As our monthly Master Gardener News is published, select articles prepared by our program’s Newsletter Committee will be featured. Look for information on what is happening in the garden now, invasive pests and other research-based gardening topics.

Thanks to Connie Oswald Stofko with for providing a link to our information from her website!

To request back-copies or print copies of Gardening Matter Articles, please contact Jolie Hibit at (716) 652-5400 ext176 or email

October 2021

Article 171: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)

Article 172: Increase in Purple Loosestrife

Article 173: Tar Spots and Asian Giant Hornet: Two Hotline Trends

September 2021

Article 168: Box Tree Moth Confirmed in WNY

Article 169: Fall Asters

Article 170: Assassin Bugs and Ambush Bugs; and Nostoc

August 2021

Article 165: Indian Pink - A Very Interesting Native Plant

Article 166: Sooty Mold or Something Else?

Article 167: Box Tree Moth

July 2021

Article 164: Pollen

June 2021

Article 161: Adapting Gardening to Your Physical Needs

Article 162: Dandelions - Amazing!

Article 163: Gardener Assistance with Monitoring Downy Mildews Affecting Cucurbit Plants and Basil

May 2021

Article 158: Yams or Sweet Potatoes?

Article 159: 2021 Not Your Grandmother's Houseplants Anymore

Article 160: April 2021 MG Volunteer Meeting Speaker: Dave Zittel

April 2021

Article 155: Beautiful Berries - Not

Article 156: Top 10 Tree Insects & Diseases

Article 157: Cicadas

March 2021

Article 152: Spotlight on the Brandywise F1 Tomato

Article 153: Plant Seeds Indoors or Not?

Article 154: Soil-less Potting Mix

December 2020

Article 149: Murder Hornets - Not Really, But “Bee” Aware!

Article 150: The Amazing Cranberry

Article 151: Plant Hardiness

November 2020

Article 146: Joe Pye Weed

Article 147: Why Bad Things Happen to Good Plants

Article 148: Research Summary: Climate Change is Increasing Impacts from Forest Pests

October 2020

Article 143: River Birch

Article 144: Mother Nature's Mulch

Article 145: Humans and Dogs Seek Spotted Lanternfly

May 2020

Article 139: Maple Sap

Article 140: Willows

Article 141: Keyhole Gardening

Article 142: Bees in Winter

March 2020

Article 136: Wounded Plants Have More Antioxidants

Article 137: Gardening with Native Plants and Insects

Article 138: Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

February 2020

Article 133: Slender False Brome

Article 134: Washing Tree and Shrub Roots

Article 135: News About Emerald Ash Borer

January 2020

Article 130:'s Not What You Thought

Article 131: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Adelges trugae

Article 132: Dandelions Are Not All Bad

December 2019

Article 127: Praying Mantis

Article 128: Poinsettias

Article 129: Mystery Insect Identified

Last updated October 7, 2021