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You can’t afford a greenhouse. You don’t have room for an inside seed-starting area. You don’t have much time. But you (and/or your children) would like to grow plants from seed. Help is here....Read More
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It’s only December and I am already dreaming about throwing open my kitchen window and letting in some fresh air. I want the breeze to blow all my papers off my desk. Unfortunately, it’s going to be quite some time before that happens. With winter just beginning and temperatures dropping, it’s...Read More
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Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a restricted noxious weed in Minnesota. It was brought to Minnesota as a hedge plant and decorative shrub. It escaped and is now found in nearly every Minnesota county, including Anoka. ...Read More
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It’s garden clean up time and that includes harvesting and drying onions before storing. My crop this year did not meet my expectations regarding the size of the bulbs. Most of them are small: almost shallot sized of a couple of inches or less in diameter. This led me to think about onions and ana...Read More
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If you are considering adding hydrangeas to your landscape, this is a great time of year to see them in full bloom. From mid-July through the end of August, hydrangea flowers transform from bright white or cream to shades of pink, blue, burgundy and lime green. Almost in every neighborhood, you will...Read More
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We know of Bambi, the cute deer in the woods. But when Bambi and her descendants attack our gardens, they are not quite so cute. We would prefer that they eat elsewhere. We can plant deer-resistant plants. Many plants on such lists are eaten when deer are hungry enough. One year, deer ate the leave...Read More
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