master gardener column

The poinsettia is still the most popular holiday plant, and I have written several articles about this holiday favorite. Now that our children have families of their own, they give Connie and I gift certificates, which we appreciate. There was a time when we were always given poinsettias, and we made the same mistake so [...]

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There were a lot of gardeners who had concerns about odd things that had happened to their gardens last year.  A hot spring that started in March, followed by hot, wet, dry, etc. probably had a lot to do with it. At one of our Master Gardener meetings last fall, Donna Tatting, who writes many [...]

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By Joy Behnke, Chisago County Master Gardener This past summer was certainly a hot one for gardeners.  It was a tad too hot for me and really dry for our gardens. Regular watering became an every-other-day event in the garden. Even just standing there using the hose to water the plants brought a sweat to [...]

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