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Plant minor bulbs such as squill for naturalizing.

Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Bloom

Late September and early October are the perfect time to plant bulbs for spring bloom, and while the weather will be cooler this week, it’s still pleasant enough for bulb…

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Book Review: The New Midwestern Table

Park Rapids resident Amy Thielen’s book isn’t about gardening, but it’s a volume Midwestern gardeners will want to have close at hand as they preserve and eat up the abundant…

Plant native plants to bring in the birds.

How to Create a Bird Friendly Garden

Not too long ago, we came across a pamphlet from the Saint Paul Audubon Society on sustaining songbirds and other wildlife in your garden. It’s not a long booklet, but…

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Book Review: Preserving by the Pint

For many gardeners, canning is a way to say, “Winter — take that! I will continue to enjoy my garden no matter how much snow you throw at me.” And,…

Many viburnums have beautiful fall berries.

Plant Profile: Viburnum

Viburnum is a lovely group of shrubs year-round, but my appreciation for them always soars in fall. That’s when the bright red berries of American highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) shine…

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Thank You, Minnesota State Fair Volunteers!

As we head into the last day of the fair, we’d like to give a shout-out to our fantastic Minnesota State Fair volunteers. We could not have the presence we…

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Garden Learning at the Minnesota State Fair

There’s a lot to learn at the Minnesota State Fair — and not just about how many foods can be deep-fried! The Agriculture/Horticulture building where the MSHS booth is located…

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New Northern Gardener Available

The September/October issue of Northern Gardener is now out. (You will get a copy of the current issue if you join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair.) The cover features…