Native Aster Species for Northern Gardeners

If you’ve wandered by a native aster on a crisp autumn afternoon while the sun warms your back, then you’ve seen what this plant does for local wildlife, especially pollinating insects and bugs. From a distance, it may seem like asters are the center of a snow globe as the glittering, delicate bodies of flies,…

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What’s Blooming in Mid-October?

We have yet to have frost in the Twin Cities, but the weather feels distinctly fall-ish this week. So what’s blooming in mid-October? We found annuals hanging on and still looking good, asters (of course), bright berries and one very tenacious tomato. What’s blooming in your garden?

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