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 DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA The year of the garden
That's what this is going to be. Or, perhaps more accurately, I could call it "The Summer of the Chores." :)
I'm starting to get really jazzed for the coming gardening season--does that happen to you... Posted on 2/11/13 at 9:36 AM
TIME AT THE TABLE: RECONNECTING FAMILIES ONE TABLE AT A TIME Edible Classroom Begins
Want something educational for your child to do while you shop at the MitchellFarmers' Market? Our Edible Classroom is a 4 week session for children going into grades 3-5 from 10-11 am during the Mar... Posted on 7/13/12 at 2:01 PM
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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