Donna Tatting

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 directly [...]

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By Donna Tatting, Chisago County Master Gardener We’ve recently been getting calls about plant decline from a white powdery film on the leaves of curcubit plants like squash and cucumber. The culprit here is a fungus called Podosphaera xanthii or more commonly known as Powdery Mildew. Powdery mildew infects all cucurbits, including muskmelons, squash, cucumbers, gourds, [...]

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The Rush City Garden Club is beginning its program year with “Planting for Birds” with Donna Tatting, an interesting and knowledgeable speaker. Join them at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at Rushseba Town Hall, north of Rush City on Forest Boulevard.

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