Gardening

What’s hot this spring for gardeners and landscapers?

Filed in Gardening by on June 10, 2014
What’s hot this spring for gardeners and landscapers?

Mark Armstead is the assistant retail manager and grower for Linder’s Garden Center, a family-owned greenhouse, garden center and flower mart in St. Paul.

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Invest in Your Home’s Future by Growing Trees

Filed in Gardening by on May 24, 2014
Invest in Your Home’s Future by Growing Trees

Trees are an important part of the home landscape, but trees not suited to a northern climate or a smaller lot are sometimes not such a great investment.

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Be Prepared to do Battle Against Weeds

Filed in Gardening by on April 19, 2014
Be Prepared to do Battle Against Weeds

Gertrude Stein is famous for saying, “A rose is a rose is a rose.” I say, “A weed is a weed is a weed.” (Who the heck is Gertrude Stein anyway?)

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So Many Choices with the Versatile Hosta

Filed in Gardening by on April 15, 2014
So Many Choices with the Versatile Hosta

What is the most versatile plant in the garden? If you said hosta, I agree. Long a star in the shade garden, the hosta now has a place in the sun as well.

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Backyard composting

Filed in Gardening by on April 4, 2014
Backyard composting

Do you cook or eat at home? Do you have trees on your property? If you said yes to both, you have the materials on hand to improve your garden’s soil through composting.

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Are You Ready For Spring?

Filed in Gardening by on April 4, 2014
Are You Ready For Spring?

If ever we deserved spring flowers, it is after the winter of 2013-2014. Imagine fields of daffodils or crocus.

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Be Kind to Your Evergreens

Filed in Gardening by on March 26, 2014
Be Kind to Your Evergreens

I live in Minnesota year round because the winters are so beautiful. I love driving through the countryside after a new-fallen snow or walking through my neighborhood before the plows have gone about their business.

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How do you like them (Minnesota) apples?

Filed in Gardening by on March 26, 2014
How do you like them (Minnesota) apples?

Apples are as American and familiar as…well…apple pie. But what do you know about Minnesota apples? Horace Greeley, the 18th century New York journalist, proclaimed, “I would not live in Minnesota because…

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Environmentally Safe, Healthy Tree Maintenance

Filed in Gardening by on March 20, 2014
Environmentally Safe, Healthy Tree Maintenance

L&H: Tell me about your business.

Len: Deblen Service Co. specializes in construction-damaged trees.

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Filed in Gardening by on March 11, 2014

One of our favorite things to do on the lake is spend time in the garden. Whether it is a potted planter on the patio, a massive edible garden, or something in between, growing and tending to our gardens is a part of the lake lifestyle.

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