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If you have some problem spots in your yard such as under trees or other shady areas where nothing seems to grow, consider using ground covers. Usually ground covers fill an area by runners, reseeding or underground rhizomes. If the desired plant doesn’t spread this way, you need to use several pl...Read More
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At last winter is loosening its grip on us in the northern hemisphere. Gardeners are ready to get out and spend time in their yard as soon as the last of the snow has melted. But not so fast, some things that we do in our yard now can either benefit or harm our lawn, shrubs and flowers....Read More
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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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