HEALTHY TIDBITS Gardening in Duluth, MN
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In this little plot of land, 20 feet by 20 feet our son has planted his very first garden. He has planted leeks, lettuce, sweet peppers, eggplants, chili peppers, red oni... Posted on 6/13/13 at 9:13 AM
PRAIRIE FARE Homegrown Produce Encourages Kids to Eat Their Veggies
Mom, I want to plant a garden, my daughter announced. She was about 4 at the time.
Yes, well plant some tomatoes, peppers and flowers this year, I replied.
OK, lets plant it right now! she said ex... Posted on 5/26/13 at 1:24 PM
LAGNIAPPE: A FOOD BLOG The need to seed
I am a flower girl. No, not the tiny kind that precedes a bride, tossing petals down the wedding aisle. Maybe I should say flower woman. I find delight in planting flowers in the spring and watching t... Posted on 5/23/13 at 11:03 AM
THE NEW FORTY The season of dirty fingernails - garden therapy 2013.
I have concluded that my mental health is greatly improved by a day out in the garden. Yesterday was my first real concentrated effort in garden therapy and in the few short hours I invested I was rem... Posted on 5/18/13 at 11:16 AM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY 5 Ways to Beautify Your Outdoor Space for Less
Longer days and warmer weather have us thinking spring. However, when all this snow melts it may take some work bring your landscaping back to life. Spring might still be a ways off, but now is the ti... Posted on 4/2/13 at 11:34 AM
The intricacies of plant patenting came home for me this past year with a shipment of strawberry plants. Strawberry plants send out runners, thin stems on the ends of which new plants form, which themselves take root and bear fruits and send out more runners.
Lee Reich, Associated Press
, December 27, 2012
The decorative “trees” – with colored glass bottles for “branches” – are a tradition in the rural South and the Caribbean. But now they’re becoming a popular garden ornament in northern climes, as well as the subject of a forthcoming book and a recent front-page story in the Wall Street Journal.
“Bottle trees are the modern pink flamingo,” garden author Felder Rushing told the Journal.
Kim Palmer, McClatchy Newspapers
, December 11, 2011
Q: We have a tall Norway spruce in our front yard. It’s a great tree, but during the past couple of months, it has been shedding newer growth. We were told it was squirrels, but we haven’t seen much squirrel activity in the tree. Could the tree just be old? I would really like to keep the tree if possible.
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