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Ask a Master Gardener: Veggie Garden Clean Up

September 24, 2022 |

Hello and happy pumpkin spice season to those of you who celebrate! (I definitely do.) This summer went by quickly, but what could be better than pumpkins, hooded sweatshirts and fall colors? How about potato leek soup with frost-kissed leeks from the garden, or an entire stalk of brussels sprouts? I hope you’re savoring harvest…

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The Journey

September 22, 2022 |

If you’re reading this, you have a special relationship with making things appear from dirt. To some, it would seem an odd obsession, but to your kindred spirits here, it is a way of being. There are so many things that can bring us to this love’s doorstep: Maybe it’s the thrill of a bloom,…

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BOGO Perennials

September 21, 2022 |

The intensely seasonal nature of the greenhouse and nursery industry in our region means that many gardeners only shop for plants in spring and early summer. Planting early in the season lengthens the amount of time a northern gardener can enjoy a plant that year, so it makes sense that most of us don’t buy…

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150 Tips: Fall Gardening Advice

September 20, 2022 |

By late September, many northern gardeners are enjoying the fruits of their labors and maybe feeling a little sad that the gardening season will not last much longer. But why not make the most of it and set yourself up for next year’s beauty. Here’s some of the fall gardening advice from the MSHS archives.…

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Shrubs to Plant Near Black Black Walnut

September 17, 2022 |

My massive black walnut tree has behavior issues. With the help of hordes of nut-addled squirrels, it drops a mess of debris and stains the concrete with hulls and shells. I hold my breath when people walk their dogs or kids through the alley, fearing someone will get beaned by a nut. My neighbor calls…

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