Garden

Metro Blooms, Blue Thumb, lawn care, yard care, eco-friendly

Everyone wants their yard and garden to look beautiful and enhance the aesthetics of their home. And who doesn’t want to contribute to a healthy ecosystem?

Mary Ellen Becker’s training as a master gardener helps her answer tough questions about plants and more.

We’re a few months into winter and Debbi Soeffker and Randy Mayer's geraniums lay dormant, waiting to be repotted and replanted for the spring. With a little more than 40 geranium plants, you could even say that the Plymouth couple’s hobby has grown through the years.

Sandra Lester, a Hennepin County Master Gardener, bought her Plymouth home in 1967, seven years after it was built in an open field.

Get kids excited about gardening with these tools designed just for them. The following recommendations are from Dundee Nursery.

Small bow rakes: Bow rakes are useful for leveling the soil in your garden after you’ve tilled it with the necessary prep materials. $6

As you begin your garden, the right tools can help you get off to a good start. John Henning at Dundee Nursey in Plymouth shares advice on what you need to start a strong garden.

Warm weather brings budding trees and flowering plants, and who doesn’t want to feel the pride of taking care of a lovely garden? Before you can harvest tomatoes or bring geraniums outdoors, you’ll need to make sure your soil and supplies are all in order.

Gloria Rice’s garden attracts and delights bees, birds, butterflies and, on one balmy midsummer day last year, a hungry hummingbird clearwing moth eager to feast on the nectar of the swamp milkweeds in Rice’s garden.

We asked the managers of Dundee Garden Center and Bachman’s to share their best tips for starting the growing season off right. Here’s what they had to say.

There’s a saying that when life hands you lemons, you should make lemonade.

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, it’s the right time of year to think about the other ways those rainy days can help us out.

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