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August 8, 2012
Tiny insect, cottony maple scale, causing big annoyance in Douglas County
When looking into your trees, does it appear that someone has glued popcorn to the branches? Worse yet, when you park your car in the shade, do you come back to find sticky sap covers it? Do you find that same sticky substance all over your lawn, windows and patio furniture? The cause...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 7, 2012
Master gardeners scholarship applications accepted
The University of Minnesota Master Gardeners of Douglas County are currently accepting applications from adult learners for a $500 scholarship. The application deadline is August 15. The scholarship recipient will be announced August 31.
August 7, 2012 - 12:06pm
July 18, 2012
Growing green - Caterpillars: Garden friend or enemy?
It seems that those of us with gardens or flowers to keep luscious and healthy throughout the growing season are always dealing with some sort of garden pest. Why is it that the tastiest snack has to be the most gorgeous or best producing plant in the yard? Because we usually associate...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Horticulture Night set for Thursday, July 26
The 42nd annual Horticulture Night is set for July 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden in Morris. It is free and open to everyone. Following is a list of events: Garden Tours 5:45 and...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Extension Column - Cutworms are a real problem
Few things are more frustrating than walking out to do some gardening, and finding all of your crops half eaten or destroyed. This summer, plant disease and insects have been a real problem. We could place the blame on the unusual weather patterns, or even the unseasonably warm winter;...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Tour of Gardens set for Sunday, July 8
The annual Tour of Gardens is Sunday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and University of Minnesota...
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
Back by popular demand - the Minnesota Grown Directory
Finding great locally grown foods is at your fingertips when you pick up a copy of the new Minnesota Grown Directory. The 2012 directory makes it easy to locate orchards, farmers markets, berry farms and garden centers where you can purchase products directly from the grower. Minnesota...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Growing Green - Cultural tips to prevent scabby potatoes
Many gardeners have planted potatoes. 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 a soil-borne bacteria. Potato scab bacteria lives on organic material in...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Growing Green - Tree planting tips
This unseasonably warm spring has encouraged avid home gardeners to get a jump start on their veggies. Potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, spinach and radish have been planted, and it's just about warm enough to get the tomatoes, beans and peppers in the ground. (You want the soil temperature...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Garden Club to hold plant sale
The Alexandria Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 19 at 8 a.m. It will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 6th Avenue East in Alexandria. Shop for annuals, perennials and vegetables, and register for free door prizes.
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Growing Green - Good garden reads
When I am not able to garden, I enjoy reading gardening magazines, catalogs and how-to books. In all this reading, I never considered looking into the history of gardening. Now, I know a little bit about Lewis and Clark, their voyage of discovery, and their collection and cataloging...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2011
Tips for maintaining a healthy lawn
The Professional Landcare Network reminds consumers that fall is an important time of year to care for your lawn and provides the following lawn care tips. For more information specific to your local area, you should consult with your local lawn care professional or county cooperative...
November 21, 2011 - 10:03am
April 20, 2011
How can watering cans help you get fit?
Finally, it's spring! Even though the calendar said it was spring a month ago, not until recently has it actually felt like it. Now that we are enjoying being outside again - we may be looking at those running shoes, or those rollerblades and admiring the dust that has collected on...
April 20, 2011 - 12:00am
March 4, 2011
Master Gardeners offer 'Let's Get Growing' workshop
Spring is coming! Join the Douglas County Master Gardeners at the "Let's Get Growing" workshop. This annual event is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at the Alexandria Technical and Community College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote speaker, Al Batt, will talk about gardening...
March 4, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Spring is in the air: Join Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 trees
Celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to participate. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2011 and receive 10 white pine trees. "White pines are such a versatile tree that adds beauty to your home and neighborhood...
February 26, 2011 - 4:24pm