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Road Salt? Not Our Problem.

By | 2017-11-21T18:45:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Road Salt? Not Our Problem. Here’s expert advice from guest bloggers Megan Nichols and Jessie Jacobson of Tonkadale Greenhouse in Minnetonka, MN about plants that tolerate road salt. Here in Minnesota and in the Upper Midwest (and other parts of the country, too), we are coming off of the longest growing season on record. It [...]

How to Overwinter Tropicals Indoors

By | 2017-10-17T17:15:56+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How to Overwinter Tropicals Indoors By Megan Nichols and Jessie Jacobson of Tonkadale Greenhouse, Minnetonka, MN. An open letter to tropical plants and their owners: Thank you for being beautiful and flowery and leafy all summer long. You put on a splendid performance in both the garden and in containers in which you were planted. You made me [...]

It’s a wrap! Here’s how to put hydrangeas to bed for the winter.

By | 2017-10-17T17:10:42+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It’s a wrap! Here’s how to put hydrangeas to bed for the winter. Here’s expert advice from guest bloggers Megan Nichols and Jessie Jacobson of Tonkadale Greenhouse in Minnetonka, MN on how to put hydrangeas to bed for the season. (Their zip code may just contain more hydrangea trees and shrubs than just about anywhere in the [...]

Grow a Grill Garden

By | 2017-07-17T13:34:36+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

FRESH FROM THE GARDEN Grow a Grill Garden Guest | July 7, 2017 By Megan Nichols and Jessie Jacobson of Tonkadale Greenhouse, Minnetonka, MN. Ah…the sweet sounds of summer – birds chirping, water lapping against the boat (after the ice is out), the whiz of bike tires, err…the incessant drone of lawn mowers and weed whips (well, they’re [...]

Hwy 22 Businesses Battle Detour

By | 2017-06-19T13:34:49+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The detour on highway 22 has cut into local businesses, and two of them have only just recently taken over. Detour signs originally blocked most of the road when it first went up in April. It wasn't until the owners took their story to the media that MnDOT altered the detour and added signs informing [...]

Where Are All The Monarchs?

By | 2017-02-23T20:31:53+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

On March 9th 2016, just days after we’d heard the good news that monarch numbers had rebounded to cover just over 4 hectares of forest in the mountains of central Mexico; a huge winter storm hit their wintering sites and the surrounding area. The storm began with rain and was followed by hail, snow, and [...]