MYCORRHIZAE

MYCORRHIZAE

by Barrie Anderson Wait! Don’t let this fungus scare you off from reading this! This little guy is a beneficial fungus that holds the title of one of the oldest symbiotic relationships in the plant kingdom! Mycorrhizae are vital to a plants survival, just like...
Holiday Plant Care

Holiday Plant Care

by Matthew Olson The holiday season is coming to a close, and a new year has begun. If you’ve been to a garden center recently, you’ve likely seen the variety of plants that are sold as holiday plants to celebrate Christmas. The poinsettias are always popular, along...
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...