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What to do in the garden in August

By |2018-08-02T14:16:48+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s the long, hot dog days of summer. It’s perfectly acceptable to dedicate a few hours to laying around in the shade. Things may be slowing down a bit, but there are still plants to care for, weeds to pull and bugs to eradicate. Ask a neighbor to water your potted plants and hanging baskets [...]

Countdown to Spring!

By |2018-03-02T14:51:28+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

CONNECTING WITH NATURE Let’s shake off the last of winter and start the countdown to spring! Roses and wisteria are leafing out, many shrubs are blooming, and pollinators, ready for a meal, are buzzing around the garden (we’ve got 42 shrubs, broken down by region, they will adore). Speaking of shrubs, if you don’t already [...]

Road Salt? Not Our Problem.

By |2017-11-21T18:45:29+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00July 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 [...]