How To’s

Grow Native

If you are looking to add a few plants to your foundation plantings or even adding a new garden now is the time to consider native plants. Native plants have spent all of their time thriving in Minnesota's growing conditions [...]

May 15, 2019|

Awe Inspiring Annuals

If you haven't already started planting you will be soon and what is the easiest way to fill your pots and beds with instant color - ANNUALS!  Walk into the garden center and you will be in awe of all the [...]

May 8, 2019|

Get Growing with Seeds

Your garden may be covered by tons of snow, but now is the time to consider starting flowers and vegetables from seed.  Starting your plants from seed is fun to try and can be a relatively inexpensive way to get lots [...]

March 6, 2019|

Easy Steps to Prevent Winter Animal Damage

Our record February snow fall has made finding food more difficult for small animals like rabbits.  The snow covers up shrubs and can also act like a ladder allowing the bunnies to get to even higher parts of the plant.  [...]

February 25, 2019|

Caring for Houseplants during the Winter Months

Often times our indoor plants really struggle during the winter months, but you can help them make it through. Fewer hours of daylight combined with cloudy days don't give our plants much light for growing which means they need less [...]

January 9, 2019|

Attracting Birds in Winter

Feeding and watching the birds is fun and educational for the entire family. Winter birds in our area include blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, juncos, woodpeckers just to name a few.   This time of year, birds need food and [...]

January 8, 2019|

Prevent Winter Animal Damage

Deer, rabbits, mice and voles are just some of the critters that can damage your plants during the cold winter months.  A few quick fixes now can prevent costly damage to your landscape. Tree Guards Deer can do a lot [...]

November 21, 2018|

Don’t Get Burned this Winter

Evergreens like arborvitae, yews and boxwoods can really take a beating during the winter months and suffer from winter burn.  Winter burn causes sections or in severe cases, most of the plant to turn brown and die. Damage can be seen especially [...]

November 10, 2018|

Fall Decorating from the Garden

I love to use things from the garden for all sorts of decorating inside and out.  About two weeks ago I emptied most of my outdoor annual containers including the two planting troughs hanging off my porch.  It will probably [...]

October 26, 2018|

Five Fall Garden Projects

Autumn is officially here, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy gardening in the the crisp air and falling leaves.  September and October are great months to get some garden projects tackled so here are few you can get done [...]

September 25, 2018|