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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

The Ficus lyrata, commonly called the fiddle-leaf fig, is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. These plants are native to the tropics, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. This makes them somewhat more challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating these steamy conditions, but they are fortunately relatively tough plants also that can withstand less-than-perfect conditions…

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How to Overwinter Roses

Posted by on October 19th 2017 in blog

How to Overwinter Roses Before you start to worry about whether or not your roses need winter protection, check to see if they are a Zone 3-4 hardy variety. There are many different series of rose cultivars developed both in Canada and the northern US that can make it through the winter without help from us. If you are unsure, check out this list from the University of Minnesota Extension…

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Specialty Pumpkins and Gourds-How to “Carve”

Posted by on October 17th 2017 in blog

Specialty Pumpkins and Gourds With their thick, tough outer shells, specialty pumpkins and gourds can be so much tougher to carve than a traditional jack o’lantern pumpkin. But they would look so cool glowing from within! Power tools to the rescue! (To clarify, a specialty pumpkin is a pumpkin that is unique and quite different that a traditional orange field pumpkin. Some are blue, white or red. Some are lumpy and…

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How to Prepare Trees for Winter

Posted by on October 12th 2017 in blog

Winters in Minnesota are not only hard on humans, they are tough on plants, too. Even fully hardy plants can be affected by a variety of stressors during the winter. However, there are steps we can take to keep our plants happy and healthy. One of the main causes of winter damage to trees and shrubs is called sun scald. This happens when the sun warms up the bark or…

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DIY Succulent Pumpkin Garden

Posted by on October 11th 2017 in blog

Create a beautiful fall centerpiece with a pumpkin, squash, or gourd of your choice and some succulent clippings! Materials: Pumpkin, squash, or gourd Hot glue gun and glue Moss Succulent clippings or plugs Method: Remove or clip the stem, if you’d like. Attach the moss to the top of the pumpkin using a bit of hot glue.  Select succulents with varying colors, shapes, and heights. Cut bits of succulents and hot…

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The Pumpkin Derby!

Posted by on October 11th 2017 in blog, News

Come one, come all! The 9th Annual Sunnyside Gardens Pumpkin Derby is this coming Saturday, October 14th. Join us in celebrating the fun of fall with food, candy, crafts for the kids, and, of course, the big event, which starts at 11:00 am. There will be three one-of-a-kind trophies awarded: Most Creative Derby Pumpkin, Furthest Distance Derby Run, and Shortest Distance Derby Run. Anyone can watch the Derby, but here’s…

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Fantastic Pumpkin Varieties

Posted by on October 10th 2017 in blog

There are countless varieties of pumpkins and winter squash in this big, beautiful world. Here are just a few of the varieties we have this season at Sunnyside Gardens. Most can be used for much more than just decorating. American Tondo – This is a very beautiful pumpkin variety with green and yellow stripes. The flesh is similar in flavor to a butternut squash. Lumina – With a thin skin…

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