Aphids 101

June 22nd, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” - Sun Tzu (The Art of War) Aphids rank right up there with mosquitoes as the most hated local insects. They might not be as destructive as some other pests that we can face on occasion, [...]

Perennial Blooming Calendar

June 18th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

“Time will pass and seasons will come and go.” - Roy Bean Throughout the gardening season, we want our yards to be full of perfect perennials from start to finish. The warmer weather and longer days has us eager to enjoy our outdoor spaces - and we delight in having beautiful blooms [...]

Breaking Down Zones

June 12th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

“Knowledge is power.” - Sir Francis Bacon Surviving a Minnesota winter isn’t easy, and we often spend most of it bundled up indoors. We shield ourselves with warm fires and central heating, encased in a tropical bubble so unlike what is going on outdoors. As cozy as we are with the help of modern [...]

Your Minnesota Pruning Calendar

June 6th, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

“The purpose of pruning is to improve the quality of the roses, not to hurt the bush.” - Florence Littauer Pruning is an important step in our garden care routine to keep our plants healthy and thriving. It might seem counterintuitive to help your plants grow by cutting away from them, but trimming unhelpful [...]