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St. Cloud Garden Tour Had Wow! Factor

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 31, 2012 |

The gardens on the MSHS St. Cloud/Sartell Garden Tour this past weekend had wow! factor galore. Tour goers visited seven private gardens plus the Munsinger Gardens and the Viriginia Clemens Rose Garden in the St. Cloud area. A fantastic lunch was served in the garden of Bud and Lorna Nestel, who helped put the tour…

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Three More Bad Bugs for Northern Gardeners

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 27, 2012 |

Yesterday, we posted about three of the six insects University of Minnesota entomologist Jeff Hahn thinks northern gardeners should watch out for. So, here’s the rest of the list. Japanese beetles. Not surprisingly, this was Hahn’s pick as the baddest bad insect this year. For the past month or so, gardeners have been picking, squishing…

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Three Bad Bugs in Northern Gardens

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 26, 2012 |

At the recent Upper Midwest Master Gardener conference at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, entomologist Jeff Hahn led a session called “Watch out for These Insects.” In it, he highlighted the top six insects that threaten gardens in the Upper Midwest. Here are three of them — tomorrow we’ll highlight three more. Some of these guys…

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Terry Yockey's Northern Garden

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 23, 2012 |

Terry Yockey’s Red Wing garden has been profiled in Midwest Home and Midwest Living magazines, as well as the subject of a some of Terry’s many articles for Northern Gardener. Terry is a Master Gardener in every sense of the word — extremely knowledgeable and generous with her time and talent. Her garden was recently…

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A Garden Writer's Garden

By Mary Lahr Schier | July 14, 2012 |

  This weekend, Meleah Maynard’s garden was part of the Hennepin County Master Gardener’s annual garden tour. Many of you may know Meleah (pronounced Me-Lee-ah) from her Perennial Favorites column in Northern Gardener, her feature stories or her book with Jeff Gilman, Decoding Garden Advice: The Science Behind the 100 Most Common Recommendations (Timber Press,…

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