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Most people are familiar with the concepts behind composting. Not only does it allow us to produce less landfill waste, but it’s also a way to use our organic household scraps to enrich our [...]

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“If it could only be like this always - always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe…” - Evelyn Waugh One of the fruits that has captured the attention of kitchens and gardens everywhere [...]

Edible Gardening with Kids

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” - Audrey Hepburn Most of our kids seem to be drawn to the dirt like it is a magnet. We can’t keep them out of it, [...]

Mosquito Proofing Your Yard

Most of us have our share of complaints about the insects and pests that come with the summer season, but few are so universally hated as the mosquito. Our favorite summer activities often involve [...]

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 [...]