Chisago County Master Gardener
by Donna Tatting Ask anybody with a lawn or garden and they will probably tell you that this year’s weeds are producing a bumper crop.   It’s a never-ending task made even harder by my being somewhat physically limited due to a recent surgery.  I’m thankful for the ones that just pop out eas...Read More
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One of the indicators that the economy is struggling is the renewed interest in indoor and outdoor furnaces.  Along with this interest come questions on using wood ashes as fertilizer.  I asked Sue Humble, our Master Gardener coordinator, to help me.  Sue sent me information from Mother Earth New...Read More
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By Donna Tatting, Chisago County Master Gardener— Unlike most years, this fall my leaves literally dumped upon my lawn instead gently falling over the course of several days.  Luckily, I live on the edge of a swampy lowland so if the wind doesn’t do it, we can just get out the leaf blower and d...Read More
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This isn’t my favorite topic because it means that winter is on its way.  I don’t have anything against winter, well not much, anyway.  However, for gardeners who spend every spare minute in the garden, it’s hard to see the season end.  On a positive note, there are some things we can still...Read More
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There are several reasons why fall is a good time to be adding or replacing evergreens in your landscape. One of the main reasons is that most nurseries and garden centers offer a fine selection of trees and shrubs, including evergreens, at discount prices this time of year. They prefer selling at a...Read More
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