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February 9, 2011
Hardy hydrangeas for your garden
The winter season finds me browsing through garden catalogs and magazines, searching for the next best perennial plant to add to my garden. The full color photos highlight spectacular perennials that, alas, are hardy to zone 5 or 6.
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Training offered for Master Gardeners
Have you ever wished you could be a master gardener? Here's a great local opportunity to be held at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris. Do you have an interest in gardening and want to know more about lawn management, home landscaping,...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
Plants that add winter interest
This morning I was met by deeply piled drifts of snow covering every surface across which I had intended to walk. Pristine white snow, piles of hard clumped dingy snow, and downright dirty snow surrounded me as I trudged to my truck in hopes of not getting stuck! White becomes a very...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Prairie Yard and Garden show gears up for new season
After nearly a quarter century on public television, Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) begins a new season on Thursday, January 20. Hosted by Larry...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
December 29, 2010
Try these top picks in your garden
January is the start of garden catalog season! Throughout January, my mailbox is crammed full of colorful seed catalogs that lure me into trying something new and exotic in the coming year. I dream of June: fresh asparagus and spinach; and the juicy, sweet/tart early tomatoes in July. If...
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Getting rid of common buckthorn
The recent beautiful fall weekend found me outside, working in my garden and marveling at the view from my hilltop. The maple leaves are brilliant orange and red, and the birches and aspen are golden yellow. Most of the native trees and shrubs found in woodlots, fencerows, windbreaks...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Healthy tomatoes in your garden
After a slow start and curly leaves, my tomatoes have finally hit their stride! Tall and bushy, and loaded with green fruit, I can't wait to see that red blush and bite into my first Early Girl of the season. My evening garden walk includes close inspection for any early signs of...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Home and Garden Tour: Juvenile diabetes fundraiser will be August 21
A home and garden tour for charity is being planned for Saturday, August 21 in the Glenwood area. Two unique Lake Minnewaska homes on the north shore of the lake, as well as four gardens in the same vicinity will be featured on the tour. The event is sponsored by the Potpourri Study...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
What's wrong with my plant?
This summer's weather has been so strange: hot and dry, cool and wet, and every combination in between. Vegetable gardens have been enjoying the moisture and warm weather, but so have many leaf spot pathogens. If you are seeing unusual leaves in your vegetable bed, here's a quick...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
A bumper crop of goodness
They're called "community gardens." And at two local schools, they're producing a bumper crop of goodness - excited students, a new way of learning,...
July 30, 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
June 12, 2010
Here's how to control weeds in your garden
Nature uses weeds to heal up sites which are plantless as a result of drought or poor soil conditions in order to protect and preserve the soil. However as gardeners we do not appreciate the effort that weeds are continually trying to accomplish. Weeding to us is a never-ending chore,...
June 12, 2010 - 12:28pm
May 14, 2010
Help reduce hunger: Plant an Extra Row
It is that time again; individuals and families are tending to their gardens and getting them ready for the growing season. If you would like an opportunity to give back to your community, consider the fun, affordable option to "Plant an Extra Row" and help United Way reduce hunger...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Easy gardening concept inspires healthful rice medley recipe
As I pulled my copy of "All New Square Foot Gardening" from the shelf in my office, my mind wandered back almost 30 years to 1981. My mom was...
April 14, 2010 - 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