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Heuchera richardsonii February 2019 Know What You Grow

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Walking the Northshore of Lake Superior I have encounter plants that look like a bowl of salad from it’s rosette of basal leaves.  Heuchera richardsonii (Prairie Alumroot) is a tough native plant of not only Minnesota but ranges form Michigan down to Oklahoma and over to Montana.  Being native to open savannas and prairies I…

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Yardbird – A Refreshing New Outdoor Furniture Company

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A new outdoor furniture company called Yardbird is located locally in St. Louis Park is disrupting the market by producing sustainable furniture sold directly to the consumer. The father-son team, Bob and Jay Dillon, are producing eco-friendly furniture made from ocean plastics.  In 2017, their first year selling directly to the public, they collected over…

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Asarum canadense January 2019 Know What You Grow

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      Welcome to a beginning of another landscape season, well a few months off still here in Minnesota.  In thinking about how to start the new year I was struggling on which plant should I feature; bold, colorful, common, evergreen, shrub, etc. But then I thought about a common request I receive each year, ‘My…

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2019 Color of the Year – Living Coral

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Every year Patone Color Institute selects a ‘Color of the Year’.  2019 color is Living Coral.  Coming up with a few plant selections in Living Coral proved to be a little bit of a challenge, especially zone 4 or colder plants. Creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral, ’embraces us with warmth and nourishment…

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