Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.
Just minutes away from the hubbub of the twin cities of Brainerd and Baxter is the Northland Arboretum. It’s almost a shock to find yourself so close to the fully built-out stretch of Highway 371 that goes through Baxter and just down the street from Fleet Farm, and yet you’re in a peaceful, calm nature preserve.
Spring is one of the few times many of us look forward to chores. From sweeping off the porch to hosing down the deck to cleaning up the dog mess from the entire winter, it’s a rite of passage after a long Minnesota winter.
Minnesota teachers have a new resource for planning, planting and harvesting gardens with their students. The colorful 268-page guide features 31 K-12 lessons linked to the state’s academic standards in science, social studies, language arts, health and math.
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.
These Minnesota landscaping businesses take their clients’ satisfaction very seriously.
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.
Autumn days may be full of falling leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter.
As the temperatures continue to warm up, a number of viewers have asked WCCO’s Holly Wagner to find out what the “in” flowers are this season. Holly Wagner talked to the garden experts at Bachman’s to get the scoop.
You don’t need to step foot into a rural corn field to teach kids about farming. Just swing by the Emerson Place Garden in North Minneapolis, which occupies a corner lot in the middle of a busy neighborhood.
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Luckily, in the Twin Cities there is an abundance of breathtaking gardens where blooms are guaranteed to put on a spectacular show year after year. See below for some of the best gardens.