New Issue of Northern Gardener Available

September 4, 2012 |

The September/October issue of Northern Gardener should be on newsstands now, and it’s a great issue. We had many people at the Minnesota State Fair comment on how enticing the magazine looked. The beautiful shot of a tomato on the cover is from an article on Three Cedar Farm, the lush garden shared by Ted…

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Garden Chores for September

September 1, 2012 |

As August ends and fall activities gear up, it’s easy to let the garden go a bit — to weed less, forget to pick those extra large zucchini, even neglect watering. But September is a great month to enjoy the beauty you have created and get ready for next year. Here are some chores to…

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Love Those Asters!

August 30, 2012 |

As August slides toward September, the heat tends to ease up and many gardens improve in appearance. Some plants will put on a second flush of bloom, annuals that faded in the heat perk up, and the fall flowers—especially asters—add rich, bright color. Because they give the garden a boost at the end of the…

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Learn about Hummingbirds, Fragrance at Fall Garden Festival

August 29, 2012 |

The First District of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society is sponsoring a Fall Garden Festival and Flower Show in Red Wing on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by  the Goodhue County Horticultural Society. The keynote speaker is Donald Mitchell, a hummingbird expert whose garden was profiled in the July/August 2011…

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MSHS Plant Show a Success

August 28, 2012 |

The MSHS Plant Show at the Minnesota State Fair makes for a hectic, exciting two days for our volunteers. But what gorgeous plants were on display for gardeners, aspiring gardeners and plants lovers to admire, last Thursday and Friday in the Horticulture Building of the fair. This year, in addition to the plant show and…

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