Easiest Annuals to Start from Seed

If you like to have a big, colorful floral display in your garden and change it up each year, there is nothing better than annual flowers. While it’s easy to find annuals in local garden centers in six packs or flats of 24, many annuals are easy to grow from seed, which can stretch your…

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Ideas for Fall Gardening

Shush….don’t tell anyone yet, but the sun is just as high in the sky now and the days are just as long now as they were in late March. Oh, no! Could fall be here? We seem to have a slow arriving autumn this year, but sooner or later (and probably sooner) it will be…

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Plant Profile: Digiplexis

The newly created Digiplexis is a bright and beautiful intergeneric cross between digitalis (foxglove) and isoplexis, its cousin from the Canary Islands. Digiplexis is treated as an annual in Minnesota and will bloom until frost. You can see a lovely example of it at the MSHS display garden at the Minnesota State Fair this week.…

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U of M Master Gardener Flower Trials

The March/April issue of Northern Gardener has the results of the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener vegetable trials. These are very useful for gardeners deciding which varieties to grow in their gardens. But, did you know that the Master Gardeners also test annuals each year as well? We don’t usually have room to include…

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