From the Desk of Extension-Improving Water Quality from Your Yard!

With the melt of snow and high amounts of rainfall we receive in the spring months, this time can unfortunately lead to high amounts of runoff entering our streams and lakes. As runoff will go to the nearest body of water in the watershed, runoff has the potential to carry pollutants with it that can degrade water quality.

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Ask A Master Gardener – Classic Cosmos

Why do you grow flowers? To attract pollinators and beneficial insects? For the sheer beauty? For cut flowers? To brighten your landscape with late-season color? To have some flowers for drying? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to add some easy-to-grow annual cosmos to your list of favorite plants.

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