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Tall cacti

I have some cacti growing indoors that are flopping over as they grow taller (8-10″). I have been propping them up with wooden skewers but would prefer to see them standing tall and proud on their own. Can they be…

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Boulevard Planting Design

Salt Tolerant Boulevard Garden

How do I begin selecting plants for a garden along the street?

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Watering Spring Flowers

Warm Fall

I heard on the weather, that the next three months will be warm.. into October, how do you think that will affect our perenials?

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Buxus 'Northern Charm'

Snow Burn

  We had lots of snow burn on our arborvitae last year. We didn’t know we should have covered them.  What can we do to prevent this?

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Miner bee

Neonicotinoids and Bees

Hi! I understand several Twin Cities garden stores (including Bachman’s and Gerten’s) are no longer stocking plants that have been treated with neonicotinoids, as these chemicals may be responsible for killing bees and other pollinators. My family and I have…

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Time to Plant

Is it safe to plant ornamental grasses now–October 18? How late can into the Fall can Gro-low fragrant sumac be planted? Thank you.

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Hydrangea 'Quick Fire'

Hydrangea – poor blooming

My ‘Quick Fire’ Hydrangea bloomed very poorly this year. It had many flower buds but only a few in each cluster bloomed. It gets about 6 hours of morning sunlight. Since this year was so hot and dry, I watered…

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Rosa 'Champlain'

Is it OK to cut back roses in the fall?

My roses are bloomed out and just kinda messy. Is it too early to cut them back aggressively for winter? —Guy

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Grass Blades


When is the best time to spray my lawn for crabgrass?? —Jerry

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Hakonechloa 'Sweet Shot'

Ornamental grass that works in shade?

Hello, I would love to plant lots of OGs and prairie grasses in my backyard but the problem is my backyard is very shady. Is there anything out there that will work for me? Thank you, Sarah —Sarah

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Perovskia atriplicifolia in Garden Bed

Leaning Russian Sage

My Russian Sage is not standing upright like the neighbors. Why is it laying down? —Jerry

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New Pee Gee Hydrangeas

Hi, I just purchased two new pee gee hydrangea trees a week ago. They are both showing some yellow leaves on the interior of the plant. They are planted in great soil and I have been watering them well while…

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Ornamental backyard fun

I have a teeny-weeny backyard with one enormous oak tree. Really, enormous. It shades parts of the yard back there, but there is sun, too. I think I would like to plant a tree in the back — I\’d love…

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Shrubs for Shade?

We have a very shaded area in the back of our yard, and are looking for some shrubs that would help provide a screen between our yard and the neighbor’s. Any suggestions for something that would grow around 6′ high…

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