Category Archives: Features

Ageratum meadow

Getting Ready for the State Fair!

Boxes are piled high at the MSHS offices and volunteers have been weeding and laying mulch at the display gardens at Judson and Underwood Avenues on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds….

Are You Seeing Aster Yellows?

We are hearing many reports from gardeners about aster yellows, a plant disease that is spread by aster leafhoppers and is highly contagious. Plants show more symptoms during times of…

Raspberries ready for freezer

Preserving the Harvest: Some Options

As we move into August, vegetable gardeners begin to ask themselves a simple question: What was I thinking? The harvests are piling up and, as delicious as it would be,…

sumac shrub

The Power of Pruning

Pruning can change the look of so many plants, and that’s what makes it a great tool for creative gardeners. Here’s an example of how pruning can change the look…

Shed in woods

St. Cloud Garden Tour Had Wow! Factor

The gardens on the MSHS St. Cloud/Sartell Garden Tour this past weekend had wow! factor galore. Tour goers visited seven private gardens plus the Munsinger Gardens and the Viriginia Clemens…

Japanese beetle on rose

Three More Bad Bugs for Northern Gardeners

Yesterday, we posted about three of the six insects University of Minnesota entomologist Jeff Hahn thinks northern gardeners should watch out for. So, here’s the rest of the list. Japanese…

brown marmorated stink bug

Three Bad Bugs in Northern Gardens

At the recent Upper Midwest Master Gardener conference at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, entomologist Jeff Hahn led a session called “Watch out for These Insects.” In it, he highlighted the…

verbena bonariensis

Terry Yockey’s Northern Garden

Terry Yockey’s Red Wing garden has been profiled in Midwest Home and Midwest Living magazines, as well as the subject of a some of Terry’s many articles for Northern Gardener….