Gardening

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With Hard-Freeze Expected, Tips On How To Protect Garden

A cold night is expected across the state. In fact, here in the metro, we could get our first hard freeze. For gardeners, this is an especially busy time as they have to get their plants and produce ready for the cold.

10/20/2013

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Disguising Fading Plants With A Pop Of Color

Is your garden looking like it could use a pick-me-up? There are some great substitutes and fill-ins to make bring your garden back to life. And as far the vegetable garden goes, keep picking off the green beans so that they’ll grow more.

08/10/2013

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Hennepin County Hosting Master Gardener Tour

If you don’t have a green thumb, but want a great garden, why not check out the Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour this weekend? Six gardens across the Twin Cities will all have themes, including rain, feng shui and water.

07/11/2013

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Landscaping Collective Builds Backyard Railway Gardens

In the Minnesota summertime, it’s all about gardening, but if you’re in a rut when it comes to landscaping, there’s a new trend families can get on board with. The Minnesota Garden Railway Society builds backyard railways.

07/04/2013

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Dismal Spring Has Landscaping Jobs Delayed At Least 1 Month

For the Twin Cities, the cold and rainy weather has dramatically slowed landscaping and gardening projects. Whether it’s a major patio project, or planting a home garden, everything seems to be a month behind.

05/30/2013

SpringFlowers

How To Take Care Of Our Popular Spring Flowers

Over the weekend, when it wasn’t raining, you may have spent some time in your garden, planting flowers. Or maybe just getting the soil ready for what you will plant. It is a sea of colors at Leitner’s Garden Center in St. Paul, a look that many of us would love to replicate in our yards.

05/20/2013

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.

05/13/2013

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After Cold Start, Garden Experts Assess Early-Spring Flowers

The beautiful displays of color are what brighten our gardens and our spirit. We plant the bulbs in the fall and then wait with anticipation for their debut in the spring.

05/07/2013

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Don’t Be Too Hasty With Your Spring Lawn Care

After a seemingly endless winter, Minnesotans are finally seeing the grass of their lawns. But it’s not that pretty green grass that we like to see. Most yards are likely filled with patches of brown.

04/30/2013

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Good Question: When Can We Start Planting?

The long winter has meant frozen lakes, iced-over garden beds and many questions about when we can put the spade to dirt and start planting the garden.

04/29/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

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Convention Center Hosting Home And Garden Show

Wireless thermometers and lawn-mowing robots are merely a couple of the new gadgets you can find this week and weekend at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show.

02/27/2013

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10 Tips To Winterize Your Lawn And Garden

Autumn days may be full of falling leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter.

11/01/2012

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Gardeners Grow Trust, Right Along With Tomatoes

It’s hard to miss the hand-painted signs and billowing blue tarp on the front lawn — underneath are the tables loaded with tubs upon tubs of red and juicy tomatoes.

08/23/2012

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Tips For Getting To Work On Your Lawn, Gardens

Is this warm weather giving you the “itch” to get out and garden and work on your lawn? If so, you’re not alone.

03/15/2012

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