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Mosquito-Repellent Plants

No one likes having to share their patio with mosquitoes. Keeping them away is as simple as growing mosquito-repellent plants! You can plant mosquito repelling…

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10 Plants You Didn’t Know Repel Mosquitoes

“Minnesota has two seasons, winter and road construction.”
“We’ve got 20,000 lakes when it rains.”
“The state bird? Mosquito.”

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How to Prepare Trees for Winter

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.

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So many rabbits!

At any given moment there are more rabbits in my yard than anyone could successfully shake a stick at. For me, the concern is winter…

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Japanese Beetles are here….now what?

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…

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Top 9 Perennials You Can Use to Start a Perennial Garden

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…

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What is a Fall Clean-up?

A fall clean-up is an important part of maintaining a healthy garden. Fall clean-ups help to prevent pests and diseases from overwintering in the garden.…

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Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beatles

Theyyyy’re Baaaack!  Japanese beetles took a break the last few years from most gardens after suffering great decline in numbers from the COLD 2013-2014 winter.…

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Invest in some rabbit-proofing

Hey Minnesota gardeners!  Anyone have this trouble after last winter?  Seems as the snow gets higher, the rabbits snack further up on trees and shrubs…

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