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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   For many people, this time of year means stringing lights, hanging wreaths and bringing live trees into homes. If you are like me, you want your holiday tree to last as long as possible. With a few tips and tricks from the National...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Amaryllis bulbs grow best if the soil is allowed to dry out between waterings. If the soil is too wet, the bulbs will rot.   People do love their houseplants and are responsible for their survival. However, sometimes TLC (tender loving...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Rabbits browsing can kill branches by chewing through the cambium layer in bark resulting in girdling.   We’ve been encouraging Minnesota gardeners to get ready for winter by watering plants up until freeze, using fallen leaves as mulch...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Cutting loose   October 7: The day had arrived at last. After spending 17 weeks in the cozy pumpkin patch, Seymour the giant pumpkin was cut loose from its vine. Along with the many Arb visitors looking on, we held our breath as Arb...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Day-neutral strawberries can produce at least 1 pound of fruit per plant in the late summer and fall.   Q: I have been growing day-neutral strawberries for three years now in a small 4 x 8-foot bed. I am quite pleased with growing them as...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   In 2012, during Kathleen Doran-Norton’s tenure on the Bridgewater Township Board in Rice County, a rainstorm took place so unrelenting that it was called a “once in 200 years” storm. But it happened again the next year. And the year after...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   From apples to bees, Owatonna-area Vietnam veteran keeps producing   Jim Rowe was just shy of 70 years old when he retired from his career with the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed his work so much that he recently came back to the U —...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   It’s never too early to think about your next garden     The UMN Horticulture Display Garden, Morris, Minn.   The Horticulture Display Garden at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minn. is...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Boxelder bugs, both young (red) and old (black) cluster on buildings on warm days.   Chilly mornings and shorter days signal to humans an impending winter. Bugs get the same message, and they head out to figure out where they’re going to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     A new grafted apple tree seedling, with the rootstock and scion fused together   One frequently asked fruit tree question is: If I cut down an apple tree, will a new tree grow from the stump? The short answer is: Yes, but it probably...

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