Winter Pruning

It's cold out in our area right now, so jumping outside to do yard work probably isn't front of mind for most folks, but Winter is actually a great time of year to prune many trees and shrubs. Pruning has [...]

February 2, 2022|

Enjoying Winter in the Garden

Allium, dogwood, and native grasses give beauty to all seasons… When we plant, we love to plant with all seasons in mind. The first growth in spring is exciting and green, the colors of flowers and foliage in the summer [...]

December 21, 2021|

Cold weather Yard and Garden Prep

October 21, 2021 Protecting Houseplants & Annuals Widespread frost is likely for the next few nights, as temperatures fall into the 30s in Red Wing, so that means it's time to get serious about cold weather prep! If you happen to have [...]

October 21, 2021|

October Lilacs? Why are these blooming now?

We've had several curious folks reach out to us and ask why the lilacs near the middle school are blooming now... After all, it's October and lilacs bloom in May in Minnesota! So what's going on here? Because of the [...]

October 1, 2021|

Care Tip: Preparing Boxwoods for Winter

We love Boxwoods. They are wonderful landscape shrubs that are deer-resistant, easy to care for, and stay green all winter long.  Anything that can bring color to home landscapes during the bleakest of winters is okay with us!  While Boxwoods [...]

September 27, 2021|

Garlic | Planting in the Fall

Hardneck garlic bulbs are now back in stock! We have two varieties: Music and German Hardy.   Music German Red Italian variety was brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland. Bright white bulbs with [...]

September 24, 2021|

Lawns to Legumes Program now Accepting Applications!

In many of our past blog posts about pollinator-friendly planting, we've discussed the Lawns to Legumes Program with readers. This program offers Minnesota residents the opportunity to apply for individual grants, which offer up to $300 reimbursement to cover the [...]

August 25, 2021|

Seasonal Transitions: Landscape & Container Garden Care

Landscape & Container Garden Care: September Deadhead annuals and perennials Benefits of deadheading include; a tidier look, encouraging the plant to set more flower buds, allowing the plant to conserve energy, and preventing seed formation in some plants. Plant trees, [...]

August 24, 2021|

Dealing with Drought

Minnesota's Drought Warning As Minnesota continues to experience drought conditions--with 75% of the state experiencing severe drought and 22 % of the state experiencing extreme drought*--our lawns, gardens, trees, and crops continue to suffer. Many communities, like nearby Hastings, have [...]

July 30, 2021|

Perennial Hibiscus Care Tips

Are you ready to grow the biggest flowers in the neighborhood?! Perennial Hibiscus, also known as Rose Mallow, are easy to grow and stunning in every sense! They have gorgeous summer foliage which--depending on the variety—ranges from bright green to deep [...]

July 6, 2021|

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