SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY 5 Ways to Beautify Your Outdoor Space for Less
Longer days and warmer weather have us thinking spring. However, when all this snow melts it may take some work bring your landscaping back to life. Spring might still be a ways off, but now is the ti... Posted on 4/2/13 at 11:34 AM
THE DIRT The year of the garden
That's what this is going to be. Or, perhaps more accurately, I could call it "The Summer of the Chores." :)
I'm starting to get really jazzed for the coming gardening season--does that happen to you... Posted on 2/11/13 at 9:36 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE Watching the sky for giants.
My grand plan for this summer was to, each day, spend a little time on one subject - math, science, handwriting, history/geography. So far, that hasn't happened exactly as planned, probably partially ... Posted on 6/22/12 at 1:27 PM
LAGNIAPPE Out, out dang dirt!
I get a lot of satisfaction from gardening. Many years ago, when DotMom used to make me help her lug jugs of water out to her garden plot at the local college, I would have never believed I would get ... Posted on 5/15/12 at 6:04 AM
And hold off on planting outside for just a little bit longer, if you can. Instead attend the upcoming Spring Gardening Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Hermantown High School for $30.
On March 20, at the Coppertop Church in Duluth, the local extension office is putting on the “Growing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables” conference. It lasts all morning, and features an array of expert speakers, including Olen himself, who will speak about appropriate vegetable varieties in the Northland, as well as 10 steps to a successful vegetable garden.
When the Lake Superior Rose Society — the keeper of the roses — got a grant from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation to improve the rose garden in Leif Erikson Park, the members knew exactly what to do with it: Put in a retaining wall and raise the bed.
Asian vegetables are pleasing to the palate, nutritious yet often overlooked as ingredients in American menus. Here is a glossary of some of the most popular Chinese edibles and herbs, and how they might be prepared:
I’m going to start a support group — the NGGSG. You’re welcome to join. We’ll be meeting at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center because I expect big turnouts for gatherings of the Northern Gardeners Grief Support Group.
Judges in this year’s Gardens on Display contest, sponsored by the Duluth Garden Flower Society, were so impressed by this Lester Park garden that they gave Ron and Carol Ball top prize in the contest’s residential division.
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