THE NEW FORTY The season of dirty fingernails - garden therapy 2013.
I have concluded that my mental health is greatly improved by a day out in the garden. Yesterday was my first real concentrated effort in garden therapy and in the few short hours I invested I was rem... Posted on 5/18/13 at 11:16 AM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA Thwarted plans
I had such big plans. Well, ok, not big. But firmly cemented in my mind.
I have such a huge list of garden chores to be completed in the next two weeks, that I figured I'd better not wait to start un... Posted on 5/16/13 at 3:46 PM
EH? PLUS Grow Congdon Park school garden
Congdon Park Elementary School is in the running for a Seeds of Change grant that will help support its community-based garden.
The voting takes place on Facebook. If the school is among the top 50 i... Posted on 4/27/13 at 12:00 AM
ROSE'S PIN-TESTS Made it Myself Monday 13: Basket Garden
Spring is here! Or so the weather man is promising... To top it all off, it's also Earth Day. So, to celebrate, I'm trying out a garden project!
These instructions are for an apartment patio about ei... Posted on 4/22/13 at 9:01 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY Tragedy: when hockey both loses and gains importance
When tragedy strikes our nation like it did this week in Boston, all of a sudden sports don't matter as much anymore. Though we still want our teams to win, tragedy puts sports in perspective by showi... Posted on 4/18/13 at 2:14 PM
The state agriculture department urges consumers to check for viability and cold hardiness before buying trees and shrubs. A new state law makes it easier to determine if a tree, shrub or other landscaping plant will successfully grow in Minnesota.
With all the sweltering heat and blazing sunshine, you would think we were living in the tropics. The tropical look has been growing in popularity in gardening circles, and while it is too late to make any change this year, it might be something to consider next year.
Andrea Garnett, 8, reached out to run her hand through the wispy dill plant that stands waist-high in the raised garden bed. Garnett was among a dozen members of the Grand Forks Public Library’s first Children’s Garden Club.
Our tomatoes are drooping, apples are falling prematurely from the tree and the lawns have that brown look. These are all indicators that we are facing the worst drought since 1988, 1956 or the 1930’s, depending on your age and memory.
Cory Schilling, Minnesota Inmate No. 194695, wasn't expecting much when he started working on the vegetable garden on the grounds of the Red Wing state prison last spring. Gardening plots like the one in Red Wing are likely coming to more Minnesota prisons next spring under a state law that takes effect Wednesday.
The deadline to register for the 2012 master gardener program is Aug. 1. Classes will kick off Aug. 17 and continue through Oct. 5, according to Ron Smith, North Dakota State University’s Extension Service horticulturist in Fargo.
Four years ago, 26 elementary students wielded shovels, rakes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows to help first lady Michelle Obama break ground on the first day of spring for a vegetable and herb garden on the White House grounds.
This year’s apple crop has suffered major damage, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The severe damage is confined mostly to the major apple production areas of southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities area.
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