Category Archives: plants

Volunteer

As we were trimming our severely rabbit-damaged cotoneasters the other day, we came across this plant. We didn’t plant it, and I don’t know what it is.  To me it looks like grapevine, although I’m not real familiar with that; … 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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Hoar frost

What a gorgeous landscape we had this past weekend!  Trevor and I had to drive down to Wahpeton on Saturday and we just marveled the whole trip at how beautiful everything is when it’s coated with hoar frost. And people … Continue reading

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Seed trials

I have signed up for the 2012 UMN Extension Master Gardener Veggie & Flower Seed Trial!  I am so excited (and I know you have just been waiting for this news)!  ;) This year the options were pickling cucumbers, tomatillos, … Continue reading

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Sweet potatoes

After a fairly successful summer of growing four different kinds of potatoes, we decided that next year we might try sweet potatoes instead. (Trevor wondered if the number of potatoes we harvested was worth the amount of space they took.) … Continue reading

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Confessions of a plant-hater

Ok, hate is much too strong a word.  I feel guilty even admitting dislike. But, the terrible truth is. . . I don’t like houseplants. It’s not that I don’t really like the plants, per se, it’s that I don’t really … Continue reading

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Forcing bulbs

This time of year it seems I always have a yearning to pot up some bulbs for forcing. . . I’ve done tulips, daffodils, hyancinths, and amaryllis.  So, now, true confession time—of all of these, only the amaryllis and hyacinths … Continue reading

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Poinsettia madness

I’ve always loved Poinsettias, personally, I suppose mostly because they are a welcome splash of color this time of year. I always buy one or two, if not for home (I have so many Christmas decorations already, I don’t really … Continue reading

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Beets back story

You may remember a recent post about the beets we grew in our vegetable garden this past summer.  It was a respectable crop—not awesome, but not bad.  In the past I’ve dedicated much more space to beets in my garden … Continue reading

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Cleanup quandary

To clean or not to clean. . . that’s always the question.  The house, the garden, the car. . . so many things to clean.    I always struggle with this in regard to garden cleanup in the fall—in fact, … Continue reading

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