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Lawn Care Tips: Don’t Get That Rake Out Just Yet

The Twin Cities set a record high temperature on Wednesday when we hit 73 degrees, and many residents were ready to jump in the yard and get to work. However, lawn care experts say not so fast.

03/14/2012

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Make Sure To Protect Your Perennials

With such a mild winter, you wouldn’t think we’d have to worry about protecting outdoor plants, but our lack of snow could be causing them harm.

02/14/2012

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Arboretum Seeks Top 10 Plants That Changed Minn.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wants to know: Which plants changed Minnesota and transformed how we live today?

02/08/2012

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What’s In Your Garden: Tips For Holiday Decorating

Many people love the scent of a real Christmas tree or holiday wreath, but some greens are more fragrant and longer lasting than others.

12/08/2011

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Tips For Decking The Halls With Holiday Plants

Susie Bachman from Bachman’s Floral & Garden Center shared some advice on caring for your holiday plants.

12/01/2011

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no state met federal goals of three-quarters of Americans eating enough fruit, and half eating enough vegetables. California ate the most fruit and Tennessee was best with vegetables. (AP File Photo)

Border Officials Seize Prohibited Plants, Fruits

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they confiscated a large amount of plants and fruits over the summer at Canadian border ports in North Dakota and Minnesota.

10/12/2011

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Weather Blog: An Outbreak Of Cold

If you didn’t cover them up or move them inside, your flowers or sensitive veggies could be history.

09/14/2011

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Twin Cities Residents Prepare For The First Freeze

Mary Ann Crolley is like many Twin Cities gardeners trying to beat the potential first freeze Wednesday night.

09/14/2011

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Double Your Garden: How To Divide Perennials

If the perennials in your yard have stopped blooming, maybe it’s time to dig them up.

07/07/2011

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Want Healthy Plants? It’s All In The Water

With all of the rain we’ve has had this season, there has been less of a need to water your garden. As the summer goes on gardening expert, Susie Bachman of Bachman’s, said there are a few things to keep in mind.

06/30/2011

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Stop Critters From Eating Your Garden Before You Do

How do you keep animals from eating the vegetables in your garden before you do?

06/23/2011

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Envy Of The Block: Yard Tips From HGTV’s Jamie Durie

Spring is in swing and people are starting to think about spending time outside in their yard and getting their garden going. Jamie Durie, host of the HGTV show ‘The Outdoor Room’ gave WCCO viewers tips all week on making the most out of your yard.

05/13/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Arbor Day Money Savers

Money doesn’t grow on trees — but it is made from them. This Arbor Day you can pull double-duty for Mother Nature: first, you can save a tree by saving your precious paper money, and second, plant a tree in her honor.

04/28/2011

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Landscaping Plants Not Always Fit For Minn.

Minnesota officials advise consumers to check for health and hardiness when buying trees, shrubs and other landscaping plants.

04/28/2011

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Minn. City Asks Volunteers To Take Care Of Plants

The weeds were bothering Virginia City Councilor Don Sipola.

03/07/2011

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Best Tough-To-Kill Plants

For those of you, like me, who have a tough time keeping plants alive raise your black thumbs! It’s not just the flowers from your honey or the houseplant as a house warming gift — pretty much anything that comes into my care ends up as compost a few days or weeks later. And I can’t even think about starting a garden. But plant killers rejoice! We’ve got an expert who can change those black thumbs a pretty shade of green by picking the right plants. From flowers to perennials, University of Minnesota Extension Service Master Gardener Julie Weisenhorn helped me find the best of the “tough to kill” plants for outdoors.

CBS Minnesota–11/05/2010

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