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Rosa ‘Champlain’ October 2017 Know What You Grow

Rosa ‘Champlain’ October 2017 Know What You Grow

  Never thought I would be posting about a rose since they usually require too much fuss and Asian beetles devastate the foliage but Rosa ‘Champlain’ has pleasantly proved me wrong. Champlain caught my eye in a recent planting since it was still full of red blooms at the end of October.  Anything inMinnesota that…

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Solus Hemi Fire-Pit

Solus Hemi Fire-Pit

Fall is the perfect time to gather around a fire-pit, especially the Hemi Fire Bowl from Solus.  Beautiful curves of this contemporary concrete fire-pit would be an added highlight to any patio space. Hemi is available in 10 colors and three different fuel types; Ethanol, Propane, and Natural Gas.  Sizes available are 26,36 and 48…

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Anemonella thalictroides April 2017 Know What You Grow

Anemonella thalictroides April 2017 Know What You Grow

Cool days of April bring the onset of spring ephemerals in our local woodlands.  Look for tiny white stars emerging from the leaf litter and you have probably come across Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides).  It’s pure white flowers with protruding yellow stamens reminds us winter’s end and the coming of summer. BOTANICAL NAME  Anemonella thalictroides COMMON…

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Winter Pruning Shrubs

Winter Pruning Shrubs

Daylight savings is my built-in seasonal reminder to evaluate deciduous shrubs in the landscape to see if they need any corrective pruning.  Late dormant season is ideal since you can see the plant’s structure without all the leaves in the way and the exposed pruning wounds only have a short duration before spring growths begins…

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