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Farm markets and roadside stands have blueberries for sale, and many farms have their blueberry fields open for picking.

Markets and vendors have squash, beans, onions, herbs, lettuce and much more.

Tulip enthusiasts climb great heights to photograph some of the world’s most hard-to-find varieties.

Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs and the Amsterdam Tulip Museum share these on TulipsintheWild.com

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Invading beetles, but not the British kind, ravish plants

Find blueberries at markets

Whip turnips fluffy and moist

Fresh turnips from the garden can turn into more than a traditional dish with a little imagination.

Try creating a soufflé with turnips and onions whipped with some fluffy egg whites.

Rare tulips sought in the wild

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By Bobbie Whitehead

Posted July 10, 2015


Often mistakenly called June bugs, Japanese beetles with their 1/2-inch body size emerged in full force this summer in some regions.

Gardeners may find their flowers, fruit trees and other plants under serious assault as these colorful beetles with greenish-brown, metallic-looking shells skeletonize the leaves.

Japanese beetles feast on various plant leaves (Photo: Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org). Turnip soufflé
Blueberries available.