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County Horticulture Educator in Douglas County

  • Food Rules
    As winter drags on, the bounty from my garden quickly diminishes, and I wonder where I might find locally produced fruits and vegetables to sustain me until spring breaks.
  • Winter Bird Feeding Basics
    Winter is a time for repose and reflection, and many gardeners take to bird feeding to fill their need for color, texture and interaction with their landscape.
  • Successfully Growing Traditional Plants of the Season
    Several traditional holiday plants make their appearance in your local retail markets this time of year. If you’re looking for a gift plant, or a decorating accent there are many from which to choose.
  • Invasive Plants in Douglas County
    Last week the Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed that Palmer Amaranth has been found in Douglas County. Another noxious weed that I have recently had questions about is Common Buckthorn
  • Managing Box Elder Bugs
    Black and orange insects abound this time of year. This week I have had several calls about the black, orange striped Box Elder Bug (BEB).
  • Tree Pruning 101
    If you’ve got pruning saw and loppers in hand, STOP, and put them right back where you got them. It’s still too early to prune our deciduous trees!
  • Tightly Spiraled Worms? You’ve Got Millipedes!
    We’re seeing a lot of millipedes this year due to excessive rainfall that has forced them out of their normal environment in the soil to areas with less moisture.
  • Douglas County Horticulture Inquiries
    Now there is a new way to submit horticulture questions to your county Horticulture Educator
  • Meet Your Local Educator
    Robin Trott is the consumer horticulture Extension educator.
  • 2013 U of MN Top Ten Performing Annuals
    Each year, hundreds of cultivars are trialed at the University of Minnesota.

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