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State pheasant forecast both good and bad
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Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
September 26, 2010
To cut or not to cut perennials?
What should you do with perennials in the fall? Is it best to cut them back now or wait until spring? If they are left uncut, they will catch more snow and that will provide more protection from the cold. If you have perennials which have winter interest, such as sedum, ornamental...
September 26, 2010 - 9:13pm
September 16, 2010
Tips for wintering your geraniums
Many gardeners like to keep geraniums from one year to the next. This provides plants for the home in the winter and eliminates the cost of buying new plants in the spring. Geraniums which are kept over from year to year also seem to be larger and bushier that those that are purchased...
September 16, 2010 - 8:39pm
September 10, 2010
September 10, 2010 - 6:12pm
Show 'n' Tell Dahlia
Marilyn Swanson shows off her Dahlia - Show 'n' Tell. A southwest Wadena resident, she had some damage to the house which is almost all done...
September 10, 2010 - 5:58pm
Getting to know American bittersweet
American bittersweet is one of the most ornamental of our hardy northern vines. This deciduous, climbing woody vine is native to our zone 3 area and is found growing in thickets, in stands of young trees, and along fence rows and streams. It grows vigorously and can kill shrubs or...
September 10, 2010 - 11:34am
Canning tomatoes: three methods
Tomatoes must be canned carefully to avoid spoilage and food poisoning. Some tomato varieties, even high-acid varieties, produce lower-acid fruits under some conditions. Therefore, always add bottled lemon juice or citric acid to avoid the risk of botulism. Control spoilage by...
September 10, 2010 - 11:18am
September 3, 2010
Yard of the Month
September 3, 2010 - 10:45am
September 2, 2010
Getting to know the Eastern cottontail
In Minnesota the most commonly seen mammal even in urban environments is the Eastern cottontail. Cottontails are not rodents but are a member of a group of animals called lagomorphs. Cottontails like to live on the edges of open fields, meadows, areas of dense high grass, in wood...
September 2, 2010 - 11:21pm
August 26, 2010
When God chopped down the lemon tree, she made lemonade
When a tall tree -- a veritable monarch among trees on Jefferson Street in Wadena for the past 100 years with a 26-inch trunk -- fell victim...
August 26, 2010 - 9:31pm
Introducing Gaillardia, preserving herbs
The Blanket Flower or Gaillardia is a perennial which has many bright colors, is long blooming, and requires little care. The blanket flower was once a wild flower which has transitioned well to a garden setting. It is an old flower which has stood the test of time and remained popular...
August 26, 2010 - 9:05pm
August 20, 2010
Timely tips for transplanting success
Perennials are best divided before they become decrepit looking or monstrous like many have this year. If a plant is looking good, divide it at the end of its blossoming season. Summer heat and lack of rainfall are hard on plants, so the day before you dig out the plant, water it...
August 20, 2010 - 5:21pm
August 13, 2010
Yard of the Month
August 13, 2010 - 1:22pm
Window of opportunity opens for grass repair
If your lawn has some thin areas, the best time to plant new grass is mid-August through mid-September. The farther north you live the earlier you plant the better. Scratch the area you want to seed with a heavy garden rake so that the seeds make good soil contact. Use a starter fertilizer...
August 13, 2010 - 11:24am
August 6, 2010
Divide to conquer: time to split up those perennials?
This is the time of the year when we look at our gardens and shrubs, and maybe even some of our trees, and ask ourselves "What happened?" This spring when everything was coming up, there was so much space, and we probably had pruned those shrubs and trees down a lot so there was...
August 6, 2010 - 10:52am
July 30, 2010
Yard of the Month
The Wadena Garden Club's June Yard of the Month award was overshadowed by more urgent issues. Here is the sign at the Scheer property, now named...
July 30, 2010 - 10:56pm