Donna Tatting
by Donna Tatting Chisago County Master Gardener By now you’ve probably read or heard about how important native milkweed is to the Monarch butterfly. As well, you may have seen various advertisements for milkweed seeds from a variety of different sources including those well-meaning environmental ...Read More
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As an extension Master Gardener and a longtime garden center employee, I find it very helpful to investigate what’s going to be trending in the New Year before the gardening season actually begins. From the research I’ve done so far on the Internet, it looks like the most popular trends are actu...Read More
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by Donna Tatting Chisago County Master Gardener On Saturday, March 21, we will present our 17th Annual Garden Expo at the Senior High School in North Branch. In addition to variety of classes, this year’s keynote speaker is Professor Karen Oberhauser. Karen is with the Department of Fisheries, Wil...Read More
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by Donna Tatting On Saturday, March 21, the Chisago County Master Gardeners will present their 17th Annual Garden Expo at North Branch Area High School. We started out this event in a rather small way when it was held the first few years in the atrium at Fairview Hospital in Wyoming. It was a small ...Read More
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by Donna Tatting Chisago County Master Gardener Wrapping trees for winter protection is not an attempt to keep them ‘warm’ but has the objective to prevent or minimize three sources of winter damage: from desiccating winds, sunscald, and gnawing rodents. Even if the trees in the landscape have ...Read More
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Chances are there’s “that guy” in your neighborhood whose lawn always looks better than everyone else’s all year round, but it’s especially noticeable in the spring. When other lawns in the neighborhood are plagued with dead spots from snow mold, or they’re flattened or dull looking from...Read More
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by Donna Tatting The 16th Annual Chisago County Master Gardeners Bonanza was one of the most successful ever. Gardeners were so anxious to get out of the house that they probably would have attended anything, so it’s good that they came to our Bonanza. Everyone enjoyed hearing Jim Gilbert as our k...Read More
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