Category Archives: Master Gardeners

The end of an era

Well, that might be a bit too strong of a statement.  But I said my good-byes to the folks on the state master gardener advisory board on Friday, and it certainly feels like the end of an era.  I had … Continue reading

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Off to the Arb

We’re off to the cities early tomorrow morning, so you get your Friday post one day early.  (I’m sure you’re all thrilled.) I’m on the master gardener state advisory board for the U of M, and the meetings are held … Continue reading

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Seed trial time

Well, not exactly time for the seed trials–but I got my seeds in the mail yesterday! Such excitement! If you are new to this blog, you might not be aware that we’ve participated in the U of M master gardener … Continue reading

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Not for orchid lovers only

I know, I’ve been posting about our trip to the cities all week. Please, bear with me for one more post about the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. . . well, one more for now, anyway. I’ll probably have another rash of … Continue reading

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A delicious surprise

I mentioned in Monday’s blog entry that I had been down to the twin cities for the weekend because I had a Minnesota Master Gardener State Advisory Board meeting (whew–that’s a mouthful!) at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. We had a … Continue reading

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Turnip trials

My Master Gardener seed trial results are due today, so, in the spirit of not ever being prepared (at least it feels that way sometimes), I dug, counted, measured, and then taste-tested six varieties of turnips last night. It’s certainly … Continue reading

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The basil is sprouting

In spite of the wintry weather outside (it’s snowing again), we’ve got a little bit of spring in our kitchen; the basil is sprouting! You may remember that I signed up for the U of M Master Gardener seed trials for … Continue reading

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Beet test

We started the beet taste test. . . you may remember that Trevor and I decided to participate in the U of M master gardener seed trials, and got beet seeds to plant.  A pretty small number, actually–about 7 or … Continue reading

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One last Arb post

I just had so many beautiful photos from our trip to the Arboretum last weekend that I have to share a few more. . . I will have something more original on Monday, I promise. Here are some gorgeous tulips–they … Continue reading

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More from the Arboretum

I had so many great photos from the Arboretum from our trip last weekend that I just have to share some more. . . as I mentioned, I couldn’t believe everything that was already blooming down there. Trevor was so … Continue reading

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