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Japanese Beetles are here….now what?

Posted by on July 25th 2017 in blog

When I was in college a friend gave me a beautiful necklace with a preserved shiny green beetle as the pendant! How cool for a flower/biology nerd! Bugs and flowers go hand in hand, unless they’re not friendly with each other like a plague of locusts or that seemingly harmless Japanese Beetle. Now I know what’s up with that beautiful little beetle guy. It was indeed a Japanese Beetle, while…

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Dracaena Canes

Posted by on July 22nd 2017 in blog, News

Houseplant 101- A Cane Dracaena is a common, tall houseplant that is easy to grow and striking to behold. A Dracaena can tolerate sun to part sun and require watering every week or two. The “Cane” versions of dracaena have long trunks with lush foliage topping their ends. Fertilize when the sun is the strongest in the sky (May-July) and wipe off leaves every month or so as they will…

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Cut Flower Gardening – Planting and Decorating

Posted by on July 20th 2017 in blog

Design simple, stunning bouquets with plants from your own garden.  A landscape can be more than just curb appeal and trees for shade.  Consider how you like to enjoy your beautiful home on the inside. You spend time arranging throw pillows, framed art, family photos, and cherished nik nacks.  When it comes time to celebrate in the indoors, you purchase flowers from the farmers market or grocery store to make…

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Mid-Summer Blooming Perennials for Your Minnesota Garden

Posted by on July 19th 2017 in blog

Summer is in full swing! How is your garden looking? By now, there should be many mid-summer blooms starting to appear! Learn more about ten mid-summer blooming perennials that have the most success in a Minnesota garden. 1. Garden Phlox – This perennial plant will definitely bring some color to your garden! Some varieties of garden phlox begin to bloom in mid-summer. Tall garden phlox can grow to be 2-3 feet…

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Annabelle Hydrangeas

Posted by on July 12th 2017 in blog

From sunny locations to shady corners, this traditional shrub is a cottage garden essential.  The large white pompom flowers cover the plant from late June into August. The blossoms begin apple green, turn to white and then to brown. If the flowers are removed and the season is warm enough, the shoots will send out a second flower. Feed well once a year with an acid fertilizer. Cut back to…

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9 Houseplants That Clean the Air

Posted by on July 10th 2017 in blog

Decorate your home and benefit from clean air with houseplants! The NASA Clean Air Study found that many common indoor plants provide a natural way to remove toxins from the air, including benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene & more (chemicals often found in cleaners). Learn about nine plants that will make your home more attractive and give you cleaner air. Peace Lily – This beautiful houseplant is not only easy to care for – it…

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Enhance Your Curb Appeal with Hydrangea Trees

Posted by on July 5th 2017 in blog

Give your entrance, yard, or patio an extra burst of color with a dazzling hydrangea tree! Hydrangea trees, in particular ‘Limelight,’ Pink Diamond, and the stellar new Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea trees, are perfect for enhancing your home. This family of Panicle Hydrangeas has an impressive, long-blooming season and should be pruned in the fall after blooming. If you want larger (but fewer) flowers to add to your home aesthetic, you…

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How to Prevent & Treat Plant Fungus

Posted by on June 26th 2017 in blog

In mid to late summer, some plant problems, like fungus, can start to become noticeable. Fungal diseases can look ugly, but don’t worry – they are not fatal to your plants and won’t do too much damage. Plus, most fungus issues can even be prevented! If you do encounter fungus on your plants, just remember it can be treated and your plants will more than likely recover beautifully. Learn how to recognize powdery mildew…

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Top 9 Perennials You Can Use to Start a Perennial Garden

Posted by on June 22nd 2017 in blog

Looking to grow a garden but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Read about the top nine perennials you can start a perennial garden with. 1. Coral Bells Coral bells (Heuchera) come in a variety of foliage colors that will help your perennial garden stand out. These flowers bloom in late spring to early summer and are known for their tall, bell-shaped blooms. Coral bells are…

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When & How to Water Your Plants During Summer

Posted by on June 19th 2017 in blog

The grass doesn’t have to be greener on the other side! Proper watering can help your yard thrive, even in the summer heat. When it comes to watering, there aren’t set rules for all plants because it can depend on the plant type or weather. However, we do have some general watering best practices to help your plants flourish during a Minnesota summer. When to Water Your Plants Your plants should…

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Fertilizing Annual Plants

Posted by on June 14th 2017 in blog

Just like humans, your annual plants are living things that need food to help them grow. Along with sunlight and water, it is important that your plants are receiving the nutrients they need in order for you to have the best looking garden. Your annual plants gather several elements from the air and soil, but sometimes that isn’t enough. This is when fertilizer is useful, especially in the summer heat.…

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How to Successfully Grow Tomatoes

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in blog

Is your lack of green thumb affecting your tomato plants? We are here to tell you that you can have delicious, homegrown tomatoes – even if you’re not a master gardener! With our tips for proper care, planting and growing, you can enjoy a successful crop this summer and for summers to come. Here’s the what, where, when and how to getting the perfect tomatoes. Where (to plant): Tomatoes need…

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Why You Should Mulch Your Garden

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in blog

Let’s face it, many of us mulch specifically for curb appeal. It really is amazing to drive up to your home and see your freshly mulched landscape and garden. However, mulching is a little garden task that actually has more purpose than you’d think. There are many benefits to adding mulch to your yard beyond making your plants pop and giving your yard a quick makeover. Mulch Benefits Water Saver: Mulch…

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How to Grow Your Own Baby Cakes Blackberry Plant

Posted by on May 29th 2017 in blog

Baby Cakes, a dwarf and thornless blackberry plant, is the perfect fruit to plant this summer. Not only are these blackberries a delicious summer snack – they can be decorative and festive, too. The large berries present in firework-like displays of fruit… so get ready to show off this plant for the 4th of July!   Baby Cakes blackberries need full sun and must be watered regularly, or when the…

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Plants to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Posted by on May 25th 2017 in blog

Grow a garden that brings all the butterflies to the yard! Having plants that butterflies love not only improves your landscape aesthetic – it also provides a bolstering ecosystem for these beautiful creatures (which is extremely important because the monarch population is decreasing). Improve your landscape design, beautify your garden with colorful plants all season long, and keep butterflies coming back for more with these highest-favored plants by butterflies: Asclepias…

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Lavender for your garden, for your senses.

Posted by on May 22nd 2017 in blog

Lavender is everywhere these days.  In the local grocery coop we see essential oils and lotions claiming to calm and soothe restless minds and bodies.  Natural lavender is scented in baby care items, it’s the main ingredient in potpourri sachets, a diffused oil is misted in yoga classes and crushed leaves are even used in cooking fine deserts. We like to grow lavender in our yards and containers.  Lavender has a unique…

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May Gardening Calendar

Posted by on May 16th 2017 in blog

There is MUCH on the garden to do list for May. May is for Mulch as well as planting flowers. May is a busy time in the garden center because it’s a busy time in your yard for everything that’s growing. You are planting, creating, and relaxing in your garden space. The season for bulbs is ending and perennials are rapidly taking their place. Weeds are also taking hold and…

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Container of the moment!

Posted by on May 9th 2017 in News

Always a favorite, this combo is sure to impress and it’s easy to care for.  The main ingredients are a colorful croton, a red leaf big begonia, trailing lysmachia, tall straight blue juncus, and a yellow edged coleus (we used trusty rusty). If you’re looking for a major statement piece and your pot is larger than 12″, consider using the lemon lace elderberry as the background plant. Plant in fresh…

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Spring Grass Care

Posted by on April 8th 2017 in blog

  Turf 101 To get started right away on a great looking lawn, lightly rake to loosen up dead grass and thatch from the previous year. Add soil and peat moss to low spots that need filling or add soil to dog spots to help amend the pH before seeding. The next step you take will determine what fertilizer you use.  Please fertilize your lawn!  If you put down grass…

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Spring Fever

Posted by on March 7th 2017 in blog

This crazy spring weather has us in t-shirts one day and sub zero gear the next.  It’s more mild out than usual and that means things like trees and shrubs have swollen buds, pussy willow are blooming and the dormant grass is totally visible. While we are incredibly excited to get things rolling, we must remain calm! After all, we are Minnesotans and we know spring weather can be fickle.…

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