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...
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...
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...
Delightful Daffodils

Delightful Daffodils

Whether in your garden or in a vase on the table, nothing says springtime like daffodils! The colors are so bright and cheery, even on the rainiest spring days daffodils can bring a smile to anyone’s face! Want to grow them yourself? Anything and everything you...
Spring Fever

Spring Fever

All this sunshine and fast-melting snow is making me anxious to get out in the garden! How about you? Though it might be a bit too early to dig into the gardens, there are some things you can do now to get a head-start on the season and maybe even get your hands a...