THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA Amaryllis update
I just had to share a photo of the Amaryllis on my desk--I can't believe how much it's grown in the past two weeks since I potted it up!
(I took this photo with my phone, so my apologies for the po... Posted on 11/30/12 at 9:13 AM
THE NEW FORTY If you give a plant lover an employee discount...
Believe it or not, I had never visited Baker Nursery in Fargo until today. I have passed it a hundred times, but I never stopped in.
Today I stopped in for what I thought was going to be five minutes... Posted on 4/30/12 at 10:57 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Plant Imperilled
B.G. doesn't know it, but he is in mortal peril right now.
My aloe plant, B.G., is sitting there in his gorgeous blue-and-violet pot, surrounded by his three beautiful children (the youngest is proba... Posted on 4/6/12 at 9:00 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES BUGA- The German Garden and Horticulture Show 2011: Koblenz
(Written as a co-column with sister column The Bridgehunters Chronicles)
People take pride in gardening, a pastime where they plant whatever they want, make their houses and apartments attractive e... Posted on 10/27/11 at 7:58 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Wild Iris
It is summer now, we have had summer for three whole days..and it has rained and rained. Finally yesterday afternoon we saw the sun. That has been our weather pattern, it rains for three o... Posted on 6/24/11 at 6:05 AM
Paul Folden personally sprayed about 106,000 acres as a commercial applicator for Garrison (N.D.) Farmers Elevator in 2012. It was the third year he surpassed 100,000 acres, and he expects to do more in the future.
In a sprawling bee yard, beekeeper Steve Ellis, wearily surveyed 1,300 hives destined for fields across the countryside.
Given that bees pollinate fruits, vegetables and nuts, and pollination is required for about one third of all food production, he should be enthused about their summer journey.
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.
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.
After analyzing the eating habits of about 2,000 French adults, and the greenhouse gas emissions generated by producing the plants, fish, meat, fowl and other ingredients, researchers concluded in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that such a diet might not be the greenest in environmental impact.
On a frigid January morning, Rich Larson scales a big tamarack tree, breaking off branches as he climbs towards his target. About 30 feet high, as the wind swirls around him, Larson, 59, spots what he's looking for: a small, tightly woven mass of branches called a "witch's broom" — the genetic source of many landscape plants and shrubs sold at nurseries.
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.
After considering more than 100 nominations, a panel of experts gleaned the final list. Plants were judged by their impacts — positive and negative — in six areas: environmental, economic or industrial, cultural or spiritual, historical, sustenance, and landscape.
Plants are keeping their double-barreled Latin names. But descriptions can now be written in either Latin or English. In the plant world, any step away from Latin is controversial, with some criticizing it as a travesty, and others heralding it as long overdue.
The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark — from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat.
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