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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, [...]

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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 [...]