Pots and Plants

Browsing through the numerous seed catalogs received entices us to buy seeds and start them ourselves. With an over abundance of plants available in garden centers, why would we want to start our own? I have several reasons why I do. It is less expensive as plants seem to get more costly each year. If [...]

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The weather is finally cooperating enough that gardeners can look at All-America flower selections as well as begin to think about vegetables. A tropical red canna named “South Pacific Scarlet” leads the list that has a 4-inch flower, will bloom all summer and grows 4- to 5-feet tall. This canna is started from seed and [...]

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Flowering shrubs available for our Central Minnesota region are numerous. They are excellent for landscaping as we can choose small, large, any color and adaptability to various soil conditions. The greatest problem we can have is not choosing the right size for our landscaping needs. You must consider mature growth when planting. Lilacs are the [...]

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Dahlias can be a favorite flower in any landscape, they are easy to grow, available in a large variety of colors and types, and continuously bloom from midsummer until fall frost. March is the time to remove them from storage and start sprouting the tubers if you wish to have earlier blooms. To determine if [...]

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