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    Tips for watering trees and shrubs

    Check out these resources for information about watering newly planted trees and shrubs and mature trees and shrubs.

    Lawn renovation

    Does your lawn have a few bare spots or do you have more bare spots than lawn?

    Colorado potato beetle

    Gardeners growing potato, eggplant, pepper or tomato may be observing Colorado potato beetle on their plants.

    Wildlife in your garden

    Are deer, rabbits, or voles taking up residence in your garden? Check out this link to find useful information to help keep the wildlife in check. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/wildlife/

    Voles in the home lawn

    Voles are small brown rodents about the size and shape of a mouse. We usually observe their small surface tunnels winding through our lawn right after snow melt. The grass in these areas is usually eaten to the soil line, leaving the crown of the grass plant intact and healthy.

    Houseplant propagation using a vegetative cutting

    Houseplants can be propagated by vegetative cutting, layering, division, and micropropagation, to name a few. Perhaps the easiest and most common form used by the home propagator is the vegetative cutting.

    Tips for successful houseplant propagation

    Propagating houseplants is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Success depends on using the right potting medium, a clean container, and providing an adequate growing environment.

    Add color to your home with an amaryllis

    Amaryllis are a prized indoor plant that can produce 6-10 inch trumpet shaped flowers born on 1-2 foot tall stalks in mid-winter.

    Poinsettia selection and care

    Stores are filling up with numerous cultivars of poinsettia ranging in color from red, white, salmon, plum, red with white splashes, and burgundy, to name a few.

    Still time for dormant seeding

    As the calendar flips to November, most people are thinking about hunting, ice fishing, or the upcoming holiday season and not about their lawn.
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