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Alexandria turkey visits governor
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Police honored for work on mental illness cases
Corn, soybean yields down but still a good crop
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College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
Dave & Jean Schonberg
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Larry & Terry Sather
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
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Ann M. Nussbaum
Roger W. Cook
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LETTER: The religion of Americanism
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LETTER: False teacher in our midst
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
Alexandria lawyer honored for helping poor
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June 24, 2015
Horticultural services available to local residents
The summer growing season is finally here, and the questions have started coming in droves.
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am
June 10, 2015
Pollinator friendly landscapes
Pollinator insects, such as bees and butterflies, are a valuable part of our ecosystem. They assist in the pollination of many types of vegetation, including flowers, fruits and vegetables. According to the Xerces Society, pollinators play a role in the reproduction of 85 percent...
June 10, 2015 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
Informative gardening sessions offered
Douglas County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a series of informative sessions on gardening topics. Sessions will be held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Alexandria. They are free to attend, and registration is not required. Attendees may bring a lunch or a snack. The University...
June 3, 2015 - 12:00am
May 27, 2015
Apple pest management
This winter was particularly hard on my orchard. One apple tree blew over in the wind, revealing a fully rotted trunk; another emerged from the winter two-thirds dead. This sad state of affairs seems to have occurred widely, as the volume of apple tree calls confirms. Dead trees,...
May 27, 2015 - 12:00am
May 20, 2015
Gardening Tips: Grow your best tomato yet
Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care. Reduce...
May 20, 2015 - 12:00am
May 13, 2015
Plant sale set
The Douglas County Master Gardeners will sponsor the annual spring plant sale at the Viking Plaza in Alexandria on Saturday, May 16 Locally grown healthy plants will be available for purchase. At 9 a.m.
May 13, 2015 - 12:00am
May 6, 2015
Cultural tips to prevent scabby potatoes
Grocery stores have set up their seed potato displays, and many gardeners are getting ready to plant. However, some have expressed dismay about last year’s crop: disfigured, dark, rough, pitted and corky. Their potatoes were infected with potato scab, a disease caused by soil-borne...
May 6, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
Stay off the grass!
Six tips for a healthy summer lawn
April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
April 8, 2015
Easter lilies add spring cheer to your home
Years ago, I worked at Linder’s Garden Center in Falcon Heights during the spring growing season. My favorite chore was to remove the yellow anthers from the multitude of Easter lilies. The bright orange pollen coated my hands (but not the pristine white petals), and the intense...
April 8, 2015 - 12:00am
April 1, 2015
Apply for master gardeners scholarship
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County are accepting applications for a $500 student scholarship. It will be awarded this spring to a student who is pursuing or plans to pursue a career in horticulture or a horticulture-related field. If interested,...
April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
Color and texture in shady spots
Gardeners face many challenges, from soil type and slopes to standing water and weeds. For those that have more shade than sun, plant selection can be a significant limiting factor. If you are tired of hosta, ferns and impatiens, and want to add something that adds more color...
April 1, 2015 - 12:00am
March 25, 2015
There are benefits to ‘growing up’
Square foot gardening, bio-intensive gardening, keyhole gardening … all are terms used to capture the challenges and provide solutions for gardeners who have limited space in which to grow their lovelies. It is possible to get satisfying yields from small spaces if you plan ahead. The...
March 25, 2015 - 12:00am
March 18, 2015
Ornamental grasses add dimension to your landscape
Annual grasses are relatively easy to start from seed
March 18, 2015 - 12:00am
March 11, 2015
Flowers that promise fragrance
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...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 25, 2015
Column: Using natives in your garden
Native plants have gained popularity as gardeners have less and less time to spend tending their gardens.
February 25, 2015 - 12:00am