Category Archives: Yard & Garden Notes

‘Tis the Season… for Leaf Gall

Have you noticed strange spots, bumps, or lumps on your tree’s leaves? If so, it could be leaf gall.

It sounds extreme, but gall is nothing to panic about. While it is unsightly, seasonal gall shouldn't negatively impact the health of an otherwise vigorous tree and does not require treatment. 

Leaf gall is caused by … Continue Reading ››

Patience, Spring Gardeners

Signs of spring are all around us. The birds are chirping, crocus are popping, and Minnesotans are wearing shorts. Unusually early spring weather, pandemic blues, and the usual itch to get outside after a cold winter has us all wondering what we can do in our spring garden. Have patience, dear gardeners! It’s … Continue Reading ››

When to prune?

Hydrangea pruning
Hydrangea pruning

The mild fall weather has brought an influx of pruning and trimming questions. I thought I might take a moment to share a few tips, reminders and how-to advice.  Without a doubt one of the most frequently asked pruning/trimming questions … Continue Reading ››