Native Plants for Pollinators

We all know that native plants serve many great purposes.  They filter groundwater and remove contaminants, they provide habitat and food for birds, and they help prevent erosion.  But there are several native plants that benefit our native pollinator populations as...
What Is The Best Way To Care For Succulents?

What Is The Best Way To Care For Succulents?

Succulents have become the new craze in the plant world.  Their easy care and interesting foliage make them attractive to gardeners and plant novices alike. We often get asked, “What is the best way to care for a succulent?”.  Here are a few tips. Use a...
Understanding and Caring for Apple Trees

Understanding and Caring for Apple Trees

As home gardening becomes more popular, small fruit trees are also gaining popularity.  Apples are wonderful first trees to start in your yard-so this blog post focus will be on tips and information to help you understand and care for your trees. PLANTING – When...
Pollinators & The Plants They Love

Pollinators & The Plants They Love

Pollinators are essential to the food we eat, and the flowers we love.  Without them, we wouldn’t have coffee, apples, chocolate, grapes, tomatoes, and the list goes on and on!  So how do pollinators go about this daily task?  Watch this short video clip to see...

And The 2018 MNLA Award Goes To…

…PLEASANT VIEW GARDENS!!!! Pleasant View Gardens was recently honored with an MNLA Award for Excellence in Garden Landscape. A panel of practicing professionals in landscape education, landscape architecture and horticulture judged each entry based upon quality...
Which Mulch Is Best For Your Garden?

Which Mulch Is Best For Your Garden?

Different types of mulch and what is best for your garden There are a number of different opinions about using mulch in the garden, but in all honesty it comes down to your personal preference and the type of plants, soil, and moisture you have in your garden.  For...
Putting Your Garden “To Bed” For Winter

Putting Your Garden “To Bed” For Winter

The end of fall can be a bittersweet time for Minnesotans who have gardens. With a long winter ahead it’s hard to say goodbye to precious plant material until the following, highly anticipated, spring season. Did you know that winter can be equally forbidding...