Grow Your Own Fresh and Healthy Veggies

Hopefully we get a break from the rain so we can all get out and finish planting our gardens. Whether you are planting in the garden, a raised bed or other container Sargent's has a huge selection of herb and [...]

May 24, 2017|

Perennials for the Shade Garden

There is so much more for the shade garden than hostas!  Don't get me wrong, I love hostas but I like variety too.  If you have dappled light or morning sun these plants can make great addition to your garden. [...]

June 29, 2016|

Coming Soon To Your Own Backyard

It won't be long and our "friends" the Japanese beetles will join us in our gardens munching on raspberry bushes, grapes, linden trees, roses and other plants.  The beetles can be very destructive.  The beetles start as a white grub [...]

June 22, 2016|

Sun, Snow, Rain, Cold – What Can I Plant Now?

We of course are having our typical, unpredictable spring MN weather leaving many of us wondering what we can plant right now?  It is too early for many plants to be outdoors in this roller coaster weather of ours even [...]

April 22, 2015|

Where is the Rain?

Once again it seems the rain has turned off like a faucet after our near-record wet June.  How plants handle lack of moisture really depends on many things - soil, plant types, wind, sun and whether they are mulched or [...]

August 11, 2014|

It’s Planting Time!

Our weather this summer has been beautiful and perfect for planting projects.  If you have been looking at planting trees, shrubs, evergreens or perennials there is still plenty of time to get those plants in the ground and well established [...]

July 31, 2014|

Understanding and Choosing Fertilizers

Now that we have our beautiful annuals tucked into containers and gardens it is time to take care of them.  Even those plants you have taken home, but haven’t gotten around to planting yet, but just had to have.  All [...]

May 27, 2014|

Pallet Garden How To

Have you heard the hype about re purposing pallets? Planting a pallet full of flowers makes perfect sense. Here are a few tips to follow when doing this project. 1. Choose a pallet that is in good condition, so that [...]

April 8, 2014|

Surveying Winter’s Damage in the Garden

With the beautiful weather this last weekend I am guessing you were outside in the yard.  One thing that is certain is that as the snow has melted away it is very apparent that the long, hard winter has really [...]

April 7, 2014|