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May 11, 2016
Create a planting bed for seeds by covering a straw bale with a 1- to 2-inch layer of planting mix.  (Contributed photo)
Gardening tips: Create a garden anywhere with straw bales
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Gardening Tips: Extend garden season with bulbs
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
March 30, 2016
A monarch butterfly perches on a tithonia blossom. (Contributed)
GARDENING TIPS: Plant a pollinator garden, enjoy many benefits
March 30, 2016 - 12:00am
January 20, 2016
Robin Trott is a U of M Extension educator.
Growing good habits in the New Year
January 20, 2016 - 12:00am
January 6, 2016
Brandon garden expert to lead class
January 6, 2016 - 12:00am
November 24, 2015
Shirley Saathoff of Alexandria prides herself with her home-grown zucchini, which she shares with many friends and relatives each year. This year, Josh and Ashley Swanson of Ramsey received one of these grown-with-love zucchinis. It was so big they took a picture of it next to their 3-week-old baby, Adeline! This photo was submitted by Jen Bundy of Alexandria, Adeline’s aunt.
Lovingly homegrown
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
This simple bloom is one of many flowers that have grown on Fran Didier’s dieffenbachia this year. The last time it bloomed was seven years ago.
Flourishing foliage
October 28, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Gardening Tips: Plant now for a beautiful garden
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
September 9, 2015
Now is the time to take cuttings from annuals
September 9, 2015 - 12:00am
August 26, 2015
Fall planted bulbs for spring blooms
August 26, 2015 - 12:00am
August 12, 2015
Want to become a master gardener? Here's how!
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
Gardening Tips: Pest control in the garden
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
Top: In full bloom, purple loosestrife, the July weed of the month, produces bright purple flowers and thousands of seeds. It is a highly invasive wetland plant. (Contributed)
July weed of the month: purple loosestrife
July 29, 2015 - 12:00am
July 8, 2015
(Ed Reschke Stockbyte Getty Images)
Leaves of three, let it be!
July 8, 2015 - 12:00am
June 24, 2015
Drip irrigation systems apply the water directly to the soil, which reduces water lost to overspray, evaporation and runoff. (Contributed)
Gardening Tips: Conserve time and water while growing gardens
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am