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There I was Sunday afternoon, wearing a baseball cap with the light on it I use when I take the dog for a walk at night, staring at a jumble of wires coming out of the wall in our house’s upstairs hallway. I was also looking nervously at a little, red wire in my hand, [...]...Read More
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Jeff Hahn is an Entomologist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service. Last year he wrote an article on the impact of cold weather on insects. Everyone was hoping that the extreme cold last year would wipe out box elder bugs and mosquitoes. The truth is it had little effect on most insects...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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by Leslie Scharafanow Chisago County Master Gardener A couple of years ago, I purchased some heirloom bulbs from a great resource in Michigan called Old House Gardens. If you like unusual or heirloom bulbs, I would recommend that you take a look at their website, oldhousegardens.com, or call for a ...Read More
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Motorists who have been driving on Chisago County roads and other thoroughfares across the state this winter have likely noticed the trips in their cars haven’t been exceptionally smooth. Some portions of roadways, even streets that are fairly new, can feel wavy, there are multiple potholes, and t...Read More
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In “Dante’s Inferno,” the first part of the “Divine Comedy” written by Dante Alighieri in the early 1300s, the ninth ring of hell, in the author’s imagination, is frigid and encased in ice. I know he’s not credited with discovering the New World, but I think Dante must have left Italy ...Read More
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When we think of gardens, we think of spring and summer, and sometimes even fall. But we never think of winter!  Sure, some of the wiser gardeners out there plant certain species that will look nice in winter (providing “winter interest” such as berries or bright colored bark), but very few peo...Read More
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