Top your Garden with a Cherry Tree this Spring

Top your Garden with a Cherry Tree this Spring The North Star cherry, Pink Flair cherry, and Pin cherry are all popular varieties of cherry trees. Each of these varieties has its own unique characteristics and is best suited for different growing conditions and uses....

Minnesota is a state that is home to a wide variety of pollinators

Minnesota is a state that is home to a wide variety of pollinators Minnesota is a state that is home to a wide variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and birds. These important creatures play a critical role in the ecosystem by helping to pollinate...

Santa’s Secret Garden Seeds Christmas Gifts

Santa’s Secret Garden Seeds Christmas Gifts Garden seeds for a Christmas gift, why not?  This seems like a time of the year when Spring is far off, and to most, gardening is the furthest from one’s mind.  This is probably true but read on to find out why...

Are people seeing fewer bees?

Are people seeing fewer bees? Elaine Evans, a professor at the U of M’s Entomology Department, graciously let me repost this wonderful piece of information so many people are wondering about. A diversity and abundance of pollinators on the landscape can indicate...

Unusual Plant Names that Make you Say, WHAT THE HECK?

Unusual Plant Names that Make you Say, WHAT THE HECK? Unusual plant names are common.  Sometimes I think the marketing comes from a group of avid gardeners sitting in a room thinking they are like Hallmark Card creators trying to come up with a clever and sellable...