One of the last garden tasks to do in fall (and often one that is put off!) is to clean your garden tools and store them for winter. It’s really not that hard, especially if you rinse or wipe off your tools from time to time during the season. To clean garden tools that are…

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perennial not cut down

As fall plods on and more plants start to brown or whither, the urge to “clean up just a little” is strong, and for many gardeners the question of whether to cut back perennials or leave them standing is one they consider every year.  There is a lot of ground between those who clean every…

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The weather over the next week in Minnesota looks exceptional with sunny highs in the 50s, 60s, maybe a minute or two of 70s. It’s the perfect time to clean up the garden! Of course, it’s also the perfect time to take a drive along the Mississippi River to see the leaves, to visit an…

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