The easiest plants to care for in the human world are often the ones we remember seeing all through our childhood in friends’ homes, in businesses and doctor’s offices. Easy care house plants have quietly been a part of our existence for so long partly because things haven’t changed a whole lot from the 1900s to now as far as ease of plant care. We’ve selected one plant to be the “go to” for first time houseplant owners who…
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Posted by Sarah on April 15th 2010 in
If you haven’t caught wind of the new requirement to use compostable bags for your lawn waste, you are probably not alone. The short of it is, as of Jan. 1st 2010, residents of the Twin Cities area who bag their yard waste for pick up need to use biodegradable compostable bags, rather than the traditional black plastic lawn bags. This requirement affects residents in the following counties: Anoka, Carver,…
Posted by Sarah on March 31st 2010 in
For Minnesota gardeners a pansy is a welcome and exciting sign of spring. The staff here at Sunnyside has even dubbed a term for the joy that the pansy and the coming spring it signifies: Pansymonium! In a stark and colorful explosion the first pansies obliterate the white doldrums of the winter and kick our spring here off in an excellent way. From the Greek word ‘pansee,’ to think, the…
Posted by Sarah on March 17th 2010 in
Community Supported Agriculture This year Sunnyside is happy to announce that we will be functioning as a drop site for a local Community Supported Agriculture farm. In conjunction with Turnip Rock, located just across the border in New Auburn Wisconsin, Sunnyside will receive weekly shipments of sustainably raised, local organic produce. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) works by partnering the farmer and consumer in a simple and environmentally friendly way. The…
Posted by Sarah on March 6th 2010 in
You don’t have to wait for warmer weather to start gardening. In fact, if you want to grow your own vegetables from seed, you can’t wait much longer. There are basically two options for herb and vegetable gardening: start seedlings indoors and transplanting them to the garden, or buy plants that are already growing in containers. (These will be available in a few months.) Starting vegetables indoors is easy. You’ll…
Posted by Sarah on March 2nd 2010 in
Welcome Back to Sunnyside! The snow hasn’t melted yet and the irascible Punxsutawney Phil saw his unwelcome shadow, predicting another six weeks of winter, but the staff here at Sunnyside is excited about spring.We are anticipating another great year, catching up with each other and looking forward to seeing our fabulous customers again.2010 is shaping up to be an exciting year for gardening, with a slew of first time gardeners…
Posted by Sarah on January 20th 2010 in