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June 26, 2011
Tips for managing plant health
Plants have defenses similar to a human's immune system, which swing into action when plants are under attack from an insect or disease. If plants are under stress, they cannot react with full strength to fight off or recover from diseases. Stressed plants, therefore, are more likely...
June 26, 2011 - 12:44pm
June 19, 2011
Tiger salamanders: hostas' best friends
If you have hostas, you will be fortunate if you have a tiger salamander around. You probably will not know it because they spend a lot of time in leaf litter and their underground burrows that can be as deep as two feet. They are great to have in the garden because every night they...
June 19, 2011 - 6:56pm
June 13, 2011
Staking especially important this year
Gravity and wind can be a garden foe for tall plants or plants that have a tendency to flop over. They will flop over in wind, rain and when they blossom. The result is their blossoms are twisted and dirty, and the plant is often lying on other plants. This year is especially bad...
June 13, 2011 - 9:28pm
June 5, 2011
So why isn't that plant growing?
Whatever the plant, usually we have put some time, effort or money into it, and when it does not thrive where it is, we question why it is not doing well. Some questions we may ask are the following: Is this a plant that loves sun and is getting too much shade?
June 5, 2011 - 10:30am
May 29, 2011
Best bets when growing tomatoes
Two important factors when growing tomatoes is that they receive six to eight hours of sunlight each day, and that there is good air circulation around each plant. There are several other factors which are important when growing tomatoes, as well as the type of summer Mother Nature...
May 29, 2011 - 10:00pm
May 24, 2011
A few tips for gardening in the shade
Shade gardens generally look good with less maintenance than a sunny garden, because the weeds which usually grow prefer full sun rather than dark shaded areas. Shade gardens are also better protected from summer and winter damage because nearby trees and walls make an excellent screen...
May 24, 2011 - 10:46pm
May 8, 2011
A look inside those variegated plants
When you go to the greenhouses and garden centers this spring, you will be seeing more and more variegated plants (these are plants with leaves of multiple colors). Variegated plants are becoming more popular because they add interest and contrast, and work well when blending a group...
May 8, 2011 - 9:28pm
May 1, 2011
Fresh herbs offer the wow factor
If you do not already plant herbs, you may enjoy trying some in a container or in a garden close to your kitchen door. The difference between fresh herbs and dried store bought herbs is unbelievable. You can grow several herbs in small container gardens or mix them with your flowers...
May 1, 2011 - 10:08pm
April 24, 2011
Easter Lilies have beauty, symbolism
Most of our churches will adorn their altars and surround their crosses with masses of Easter Lilies, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and hope of life everlasting. Often called the "white-robed apostles of hope," lilies are said to have been found growing in the Garden...
April 24, 2011 - 1:21pm
April 17, 2011
How area trees survive the winter
The make up and structure of trees which grow in our zone 3 environment are different than trees which need a zone 4 or a above to survive. Jeff Gillman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Minnesota, writes about this in his book, "How Trees Die." The minimum...
April 17, 2011 - 9:24pm
April 3, 2011
Are last year's seeds OK to plant?
Often many of us are prone to keep our unused seed over to use next year, especially if we liked the variety of the plant. Sometimes we forget how many years it was since we purchased it. Seeds we purchase have an expiration or sell-by date. However, if you are keeping seeds, how...
April 3, 2011 - 11:21am
March 27, 2011
Time is now for pruning
While it was a long, cold, old fashioned winter with a lot of snow, spring is once again taking control. However, the long, cold winter only makes us appreciate spring and the impending summer more. The large amount of snow which came before the temperatures became really cold, covered...
March 27, 2011 - 1:02pm
March 6, 2011
EOT Horticulture Day coming up March 16
The East Otter Tail County Horticulture Day will be held Saturday, March 19 in Perham at the Perham High School (note the new location). The cost will be $25, which includes five classroom sessions plus handouts, lunch, vendor shopping, coffee and refreshments. Registration begins...
March 6, 2011 - 1:33am
October 22, 2010
Tree expert: wrap young, vulnerable trees
Nurseryman Mike Pete is sounding a warning for property owners in Wadena. The younger trees that survived last summer's tornado and the younger ones that were planted to replace them are facing the potential for a lot of winter damage due to sun scald and wind burn. The reason for...
News / outdoors
October 22, 2010 - 4:26pm
October 3, 2010
Watering trees now can prevent winter damage
Protecting our trees from winter damage begins in summer and fall by making sure they have adequate water. While this has been an exceptional year for young trees with the abundant rainfall, it is especially important that right before the ground freezes solid in November, those trees...
October 3, 2010 - 9:33pm