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 The year of the garden
That's what this is going to be. Or, perhaps more accurately, I could call it "The Summer of the Chores." :)
I'm starting to get really jazzed for the coming gardening season--does that happen to you... Posted on 2/11/13 at 9:36 AM
TIME AT THE TABLE Edible Classroom Begins
Want something educational for your child to do while you shop at the MitchellFarmers' Market? Our Edible Classroom is a 4 week session for children going into grades 3-5 from 10-11 am during the Mar... Posted on 7/13/12 at 2:01 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE Watching the sky for giants.
My grand plan for this summer was to, each day, spend a little time on one subject - math, science, handwriting, history/geography. So far, that hasn't happened exactly as planned, probably partially ... Posted on 6/22/12 at 1:27 PM
Spring has arrived and we’re waiting for the ground the thaw.
And if you’ve been thinking about planting a garden but don’t really know where to start, Anne Smith of the Grand Forks Horticultural Society has a plan for you.
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.
Nightly low temperatures this week are expected to drop below freezing and keep many out of the ground until at least next week — leaving gardeners and flower enthusiasts irritated and nurseries with little business.
Gardening Saturday, a day of gardening fun and education at Grand Forks’ Alerus Center, will be 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. April 27 sponsored by the North Dakota State University Extension Service and the Grand Forks Horticultural Society.
Flowering spring bulbs, such as crocus, tulips and daffodils, provide northern gardeners a reward for enduring the long, cold winter. From early spring until mid-May or longer, these garden gems will brighten the home landscape.
Yellow leaves are falling from the trees. Birds are gathering for the fall migration. And, the list of autumn chores keeps on growing. Have no fear. Nearly a week of summer remains before autumn officially arrives, and that may be just enough time for a few more picnics or a trip to the lake.
Surrounded by trees on three sides and located on the south side of our farmstead, in warm summers our garden spot is like a greenhouse. While working in it on summer days is a hot, sweaty job, the rewards we reap later make it well worth it.
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