About me

I am an avid gardener living in Moorhead, Minnesota.  Although I have earned the title Master Gardener, I in no way feel (or claim to be) a “master” at gardening.  It’s all a learning process, and my gardens will probably always be works-in-progress.  But I don’t think anyone loves it more than I do!  Please comment freely and ask any questions you can think of–gardeners love to give advice!

15 Responses to About me

  1. Marie says:

    Hi Sandi~ Got your comment on the cheesemaking. We are still in the learning curve of that one. It also is dependant on amount of available milk. I just recently have been excited about some yogurt cheese I made which can be thrown in about any dish I’m making….which is why I like it. Alone its not very flavorful; it takes on the flavors of the dish. But a good way to add protein and a fermented food to a skillet dinner or pasta dish. Keep checking throughout the months as cheesemaking is an avenue we are interested in and hope to develope.
    Glad to find your blog.


  2. Dave Norman says:

    Hello I am not a Master Gardener but have been gardening most of my adult life. Pretty Zinnias! I’m not sure how old your post is but for the potatos you can dig them anytime now.


  3. Jan Tuel says:

    Could you please contact me at my email address? Thanks.

  4. Bonnie Stromberg says:

    I lived in Moorhead for over 30 years and have gardened my whole life. I became a master gardener last year in Wright County. I agree with you I am a work-in-progress, too. So much to learn.

  5. Layle says:

    Hi Sandi- I’m needing some advice on transplanting. I live in the NW area of MN and looking to split my bleeding heart. It is up about 6-9 inches right now. do you think its to early to do this?

    • Sandi says:

      No, I don’t think it’s too early–in fact, I’m thinking the earlier the better, if it’s already 6-9 inches tall. It may not bloom this year, though. . . I’m not real familiar with how bleeding hearts react to splitting, but I know that’s pretty common with other perennials, when you split them in the spring. But I would go ahead and do it now, so it has lots of time to recover. Good luck!

  6. Carol Jeppesen says:

    I am writing to thank you for the “GREAT” article in the September issue of the Gather magazine. I emailed the author and she gave me this address! As I read it, I could have written it! After I retired 5 years ago, my gardening (vegetable & flower) as well as mowing lawn are my stress relievers. My husband has health problems that prevent him from doing the yard work and gardening (He took the Master Gardener’s course) and NOW I get to do it. When I am outside and active (I’m also an avid golfer!), I feel so close to God and His wonderful creations! Thanks so much for your article! As I said before, I felt as if I was reading about myself!

  7. Faith Berg says:

    I enjoyed your refreshing article in the Gather magazine. I’m still gardening and doing the yard work at 72. My husband is soon 77 and loves his job and never wants to quit working. Gardening is such a wonderful hobby for me. I’ve always enjoyed it and feel the garden is such a great place to feel close to God, to meditate and pray, and I can even sing there (I’m not so blessed with a great voice) as only the Lord is listening to me and my rendition of “In the Garden” or “Sweet Hour of Prayer”. I enjoy reading your blog as well. Thank you and God bless you.

    • Sandi says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a wonderful experience to write for Gather magazine–I hope I get another chance. Enjoy your gardening (and singing)! :)

  8. Sonja says:

    Enjoy your blog. I was just dividing/digging up some dwarf bearded iris (“what again” variety) and have many left overs with rhizomes attached. Is there a place or group that takes these? They’re free and I hate to see them go to waste. I just don’t have room for them.

    • Sandi says:

      Thank you! And thanks for reading!

      I don’t know of any place that takes those, unfortunately–unless you have a garden club or master gardener’s group in your area whose members would be interested in free plants??

  9. Kari Lucin says:

    Would you be willing to email me at klucinatjamestownsundotcom (with the proper punctuation, of course)? I’d much appreciate it.

    Nothing bad, don’t worry. :) Thanks!

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