At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.
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Many gardens are loaded with summer blooming beauties and that makes perfect sense. It's easy to fall in love with flowers and lush foliage on a warm summer day of shopping at the nursery. A well-planned garden, though, has many seasons of interest, and now is the perfect time to assess the spring … Continue Reading ››
Pollinator gardens are all the rage, and we hope this isn't a passing trend! In addition to providing much needed habitat and food for these essential creatures, there is another extremely important reason to plant for pollinators: to watch bees stuff themselves into flowers.
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Growing cool weather greens is a great way to maximize the short Minnesota growing season and enjoy fresh produce sooner. Many leafy greens prefer cooler weather, so late April to mid May is a great time to plant them.
Cool weather greens like lettuce and spinach can be interplanted with warm season crops. As … Continue Reading ››
Root crops that like to grow in cool weather should be planted as soon as the soil is workable in spring. Planting in late April to early May is perfect. Growing cool weather crops helps gardeners maximize the short Minnesota growing season and enjoy fresh produce sooner. After quick turn crops like radishes … Continue Reading ››