winter

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 catalog at 734-995-1486. You can also [...]

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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 there are some areas where the roads have [...]

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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 sometime during his life [...]

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