Feature Blog

Poinsettias

As one of the most beloved holiday houseplants, poinsettias have long been a symbol of Christmas. The intense red hue of their bracts is cohesive with decorative schemes across the globe. Poinsettias are so popular, [...]

More Articles

To stay up to date with our most recent blog articles, sign up for our email newsletter, and receive great recipes and gardening advice straight to your inbox!

Aphids 101

“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 [...]

Perennial Blooming Calendar

“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 [...]

Breaking Down Zones

“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 [...]

Your Minnesota Pruning Calendar

“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 [...]

Bauer’s Container Garden University: Compatibility

“Working together is success.” - Henry Ford Your container is it’s own enclosed world. All the plants living in it have to share space and resources with each other, and it is impossible to [...]

Bauer’s Container Garden University: Moisture

“To be able to walk out the door when you come home from a job and wander into the garden to do a bit of watering gives you time to be creative in your mind.” [...]

Bauer’s Container Garden University: Exposure

“The late afternoon sunlight, warm as oil, sweet as childhood…” - Stephen King, Carrie One of the most frequent gardening concerns we hear is about sunlight - and for good reason. It’s arguably one [...]

Bauer’s Container Garden University: Basic Principles

“Gardening has always been an art, essentially.” - Robert Irwin Container gardening is an art. Not only can anyone do it and be good at it, but each container is its own living sculpture, full [...]

Cool Season Annuals & Veggies

"So fair, so cold; like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winter's chill." - J. R. R. Tolkien It’s spring and many of us are eager to get outside and work in [...]

Container Gardening Trends

"The earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson Gardening is both constant and constantly changing. The rules of how to keep our beloved plants alive are steady year to year, but with constantly [...]