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Adding a new houseplant or two after the holidays may help the winter pass by a bit faster. Flowering plants are nice because they add color at a time when we really need it. If you are looking for something different, try a Bromeliad — it is sort of a cross between a foliage plant [...]...Read More
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Since I am much older than most of our readers, my tradition of a Christmas tree has changed over the years. Growing up on a farm we went to the woods and cut our own tree. Sometimes it didn’t look much like a Christmas tree, but the spirit was there. We didn’t have electricity, so [...]...Read More
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by Jerry Vitalis Chisago County Master Gardener This was an unusual year for fruit growers in many ways. If you remember, we got off to a cold and rainy spring that affected some apples, plums, and pears. The cool rainy weather caused the blossoms to fall off without being pollinated. Some apple var...Read More
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by Donna Tatting Chisago County  Master Gardener Fall is my favorite season.  All my yard and garden chores are done without the heat and humidity that zap my energy, and all around me are trees transitioning from green to their bold fall colors.  And along with all the trees on my property come ...Read More
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Leslie Scharafanow Chisago County  Master Gardener in Training If you’re like me, you are about out of energy this gardening season. All I want to do is put my gardens to bed and give my hands and back a break for a while. The last thing I’m thinking about is cleaning and sharpening my garden [...Read More
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by Molly Nemec Chisago County Master Gardener   The variety of autumn colors depends on the temperature and amount of precipitation in late summer and fall.  The temperature before and during the time chlorophyll dwindles in leaves is a key factor.  Warm and sunny days, along with cool and crisp ...Read More
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