REALLY EATING: FINDING REAL FOOD IN THE VALLEY How does your garden grow?
I got the first harvest from my garden last night. Yep, it's only one radish, butin my bookit still counts. Looks like a few days before I'll get another, and I have a lot of weeds to take care of so... Posted on 6/19/13 at 7:44 AM
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF FARGO-MOORHEAD (FMUU) Read With Me
Its nearly summer on the calendar. My toenails are painted, and my longing for lighter reading is coming alive. Before we look forward to all that joy, just in case you missed any of these classic be... Posted on 6/18/13 at 4:30 AM
PRAIRIE FARE Is It a Fruit or a Vegetable?
My kids have a computer game that keeps them entertained during road trips. One of my kids thinks of an object and then the hand-held computerized game poses a series of yes/no/sometimes questions t... Posted on 6/14/13 at 2:19 PM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Split Personality
by Shan Reed
Todays reading (Matthew 16-25) is a huge chunk with a lot going on. I didnt get too far into the reading before I frantically started taking notes. As I read and thought about what to blo... Posted on 5/30/13 at 6:23 AM
ENDERLIN, N.D. - Time slips away in the trees, which block the gusty wind as well as the pressures of the outside world. The only sounds are an occasional bird call and the snapping of fallen branches as Calvin Anderson and Sadie and Jon Rudolph comb the thicket. An excited shout breaks the silence. “I found one!”
FARGO - When Linda Bellemare joined the Fargo Garden Society in 1975, some ladies still wore white gloves to its meetings.
It was a society founded by suit-wearing businessmen in 1923. The group’s early iris and peony shows included beauty contests for the Iris Queen and Peony Princess.
FARGO - If you feel weary after the long winter, just think how your trees and shrubs are doing. At least we were able to sit around the fire playing board games and sipping hot cocoa, unlike our bare-twigged friends.
Harwood, N.D. - Trudging through ankle-deep snow with a snug black jacket and red scarf hanging loosely around his neck, Neal Holland doesn’t look well-prepared for a tropical vacation.
But when he opens the door to a shed-like building just behind his home here, the humidity hits him and his glasses fog over with a warm mist.
Readers: With my exit from the Hortiscope column and retirement, I have been asked by many how to get information on horticultural problems.
The answer simply is to contact your local NDSU Extension agent. If the agent is not sufficiently schooled in horticulture to answer your questions, he or she will know where to turn to get the answer.
Hortiscope columnist retires after 27 years
Fargo - North Dakota State University is losing its resident expert in all things horticulture.
Ron Smith, the NDSU Extension Service horticulturist for the past 27 years, will retire Dec. 31.
Smith started at NDSU as an associate professor in the department of plant sciences in 1985, and since then has racked up quite the list of accomplishments.
To everything, there is a beginning and an end. The Hortiscope column started in the early 1980s but will end its run at the end of December because that is when I’ll be retiring from the NDSU Extension Service.
Q: I have several questions about different plants. I would like to know if I can trim a schefflera plant. I have a nice plant that was given to me for my son’s funeral. The plant sits in my enclosed sunroom by an east window. It is very big, so I’m wondering if I can cut some of it off.
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