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It's Garden Tour Time

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 12, 2012 |

Each year, MSHS travels somewhere in Minnesota to tour some of the state’s most beautiful gardens. The event raises money to support the society and introduces members to exciting gardens around the state. This year, we head to Central Minnesota where we will tour eight gorgeous gardens in St. Cloud and Sartell, Minn., on Saturday,…

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Summer Container Care

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 7, 2012 |

Your containers may look lovely in early summer, but what happens when the weather gets hot and the summer gets long? Sometimes the containers get bedraggled. On a garden tour not long ago, we asked the homeowner how she kept her containers fantastic all summer long. She gave three pieces of simple advice. First, she…

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Who Needs a Haircut?

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 7, 2012 |

By midsummer, the plants – like some of the kids – are looking scruffy. It’s time for haircuts! Many perennials and annuals benefit from trimming back or selective pruning in midsummer. Reasons for doing the pruning vary as does the severity of the haircut. Whenever you prune, make sure your scissors, hand shearers or bypass…

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Welcome to Our Blog!

By Mary Lahr Schier | June 7, 2012 |

The Internet gives us so many ways to communicate with gardeners in the North. You can check out our website, our Facebook fan page, our Twitter feed and now this new blog. Here we will be sharing tips about gardening in cold-climates learned from our members, readers of Northern Gardener and, of course, the great…

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