Oak Tree Pruning

Oak Tree Pruning

by Barrie Anderson I still recall the roughly 60 foot tall Quercus Alba, (White Oak) my grandparents had on their farm. I remember being so excited as a little girl to go to their house and look straight up the trunk into the branches and let my mind wander high...
Rose Pruning

Rose Pruning

Rose Pruning How to identify and prune your roses in Minnesota By Barrie Anderson Minnesota gardeners who cultivate roses in their landscapes are most likely keenly aware of pruning methods. It’s important to note there are three types of Roses that are commonly...
Juglone in Landscaping

Juglone in Landscaping

By Barrie Anderson I can still hear the pop and thump as the vehicles zipping down the country road crushed the hulls of the Black Walnuts that my siblings and I (all hiding in the daylily patch) threw at the oncoming traffic. Most times though, the hulls were so...
Mulch

Mulch

The varieties, the depth, the amount….the thought of mulching can provoke dread or motivation. Gardens LOVE mulch as it provides many benefits, but to some gardeners it may appear as a monumental task. Think of it as dressing up your garden beds, offering moisture...
We need pollinators

We need pollinators

Everyone is talking about pollinators these days. But what’s the big deal? What are pollinators? Why should we care about pollinators? This year at Pleasant View Gardens, we have been hosting our own colony of honeybees, and enjoyed playing an active role in the...