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Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Daniel Curtis Larson
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How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
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On The Street
July 1, 2016
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
To the editor: I noted that in the Friday, June 17 edition in the Thumbs Up/Down section, there was a thumbs down about flowers stolen at Evergreen Cemetery. The same happened at the Carlos Trinity Lutheran Cemetery this Memorial Day. Flowers were taken from the graves of two of my...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 29, 2016
Potted flowers induce spring fever
By Don Kinzler, Forum News Service Do you save bread bags, plus the twist ties? Do you collect sawed-off remnants of lumber because someday you...
May 29, 2016 - 11:00am
May 25, 2016
Back to Basics: Low maintenance flower care creates beautiful garden
Grow a beautiful flower garden with minimal care by investing a bit of time at the start of the season to reduce on-going care. Always match flowers to the growing conditions and the care you are willing to provide. Low maintenance plants need minimal or no deadheading and staking....
May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Spring planted bulbs for summer blooms
I can’t imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of acidanthera (peacock orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a maroon blotchy center and, like the gladiola, is a summer bulb. Summer bulbs and tubers are planted after the last frost date,...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
2015 University of Minnesota Top 10 performing annuals
This was the summer of the annual on our farm! The lisianthus was spectacular, the Matthiola bloomed tall and straight, and even the zinnias strutted their stuff! Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Flower baskets brighten downtown
Flower baskets have been brightening up downtown Alexandria this summer. The flowers were planted in February as two-inch seedlings. Since then,...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
Growing Green - Fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that a...
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Getting ready for the fair
The fairgrounds were bustling with activity on Wednesday as participants and judges prepared for the Douglas County Fair. Rachel Propst of Ashby...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Tour of Gardens
The annual Tour of Gardens is Sunday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and University of Minnesota...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Summer blossoms at Osakis garden tours
Six gardens, all located on the shores of Lake Osakis, will be featured this year in the "Flower Pots and Garden Stops" tour on Saturday, July...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Advice for gardeners: Not yet
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Well, right now, gardens shouldn't be growing - at least not tender, annual plants like...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Spring into gardening: dividing perennials
The early spring weather has beckoned like the mythical Sirens, and I am lured to my perennial beds. The frost has left the ground, and the first few early perennials have begun to grow. Dianthus (sweet Williams and pinks), iris and Oriental poppies are pushing their way through...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Top picks for gardening catalogs
The top question I am asked at this time of year is, "What garden catalogs do you like best?" There are so many wonderful catalogs from which to choose that the novice gardener can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of catalogs in the mailbox. To ease some of the confusion, I will...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
December 9, 2009
Holiday flowers can lighten up dark winter evenings
I love a little color among my Christmas greenery, and am sorely tempted by all the beautiful Christmas flowers that show up this time of the year. My favorite holiday bloom is the poinsettia. In pink, white and red, these flowers lighten up the dark evenings of winter and blend...
December 9, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Becoming a master gardener
As the garden season draws to a close, you might be asking yourself, "Now what?" Might I suggest becoming a master gardener? The Minnesota master gardener (MG) program has been around since 1977. Master gardener volunteers receive home horticulture training in exchange for volunteer...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am