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County Horticulture Educator in Douglas County

    Easy Care for Blooming Holiday Plants
    Tis the season for holiday plants. Poinsettia, Cacti, Amaryllis and Paperwhites abound in every store, and they are so beautiful, it’s difficult to resist taking a couple (or many) home. For all these plants, make sure to poke holes in any decorative foil pot covering prior to first watering to assure adequate drainage, and to keep them looking fresh all season long, follow these recommendations.
    How to Prepare Your Trees for Winter
    Trees can experience many stresses during the winter months including lack of water, sunscald, wildlife damage and winter injury.
    Garden Talk with Robin Trott
    Join Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, for tips and tricks to improve your landscape and make gardening FUN!
    What is a Fair Farmland Rental Agreement?
    Negotiating a fair rental agreement that satisfies the land owner and the farmer is a challenge. Ag Business Management Extension Educators will provide several ways, including factsheets and worksheets to determine a fair farm land rental rate for both parties.
    Burning Bush Added to Minnesota's Noxious Weed List
    It has now been added to the State Noxious Weed List in 2020 as a Specially Regulated Plant.
    Storing Tender Bulbs Can Ensure Garden Flourishes Next Year
    IF you are hoping to enjoy some of your favorite flowers and save money next spring, it’s not too late to dig and store your tender bulbs.
    Late Fall Garden Shed Clean-Up
    As the days grow darker and the temperatures drop for many of us there are still a list of yard and garden chores to complete. One other thing to add to that checklist is your garden shed.
    Fall Is A Good Time to Spot Garlic Mustard
    While you are touring your garden, or taking a walk in the woods, keep your eyes open for garlic mustard.
    Using Your Garden's Bounty Safely This Fall
    If you are lucky enough to have a surplus of produce this fall, you might think about donating it to a food shelf, church or other hunger-relief organization. Remember some basic food safety considerations when you are donating produce to others.
    Plant Bulbs in Fall for Colorful Spring Blooms
    Fall bulb planting is an easy way to jump-start the spring gardening season, and the best time to plant bulbs is mid-September to mid-October, so bulbs can establish roots before the soil freezes.

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