LAGNIAPPE The full emotional spectrum
Like everyone else who lives here in southwest Minnesota, Ive experienced a wide range of emotions in the last 10 days.
Every time I look out the big picture window at the front of our house, which fa... Posted on 4/18/13 at 11:18 AM
HUNGRY FOR LIFE Festival of Trees, Sunday
Festival of Trees is today, Sunday, November 18th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in South Pioneer Hall. Just bring $4.00 for admission, $1.00 off with a canned good items. Over 170 vendors, decor... Posted on 11/18/12 at 7:54 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Northland's Largest Arts and Crafts Festival Today and Sunday
Over 176 vendors.
Santa Claus. Entertainment on Saturday. Bid on trees. Great raffles. Buy the famous Junior League of Duluth toffee. Buy their new cookbook which is a compliation of all the bestre... Posted on 11/17/12 at 2:50 AM
THE DIRT One last Arb post
I just had so many beautiful photos from our trip to the Arboretum last weekend that I have to share a few more. . . I will have something more original on Monday, I promise. ;)
Here are some gorgeou... Posted on 4/27/12 at 7:50 AM
IN THE BLACK Win a Copy of Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
As part of America Saves Week today I am hosting a giveaway of a copy of the book, Money Doesnt Grow on Trees, A Parents Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children. It is one of the books I h... Posted on 2/23/12 at 7:58 AM
November exited with a repeat of the statistics for the whole month. Though the second half was much colder than normal, we experienced a respite during this waning time and, for two days, we reached far above the freezing temperatures.
The hillsides in and around Duluth are yellow, with bursts of orange and red, interspersed with the dark green of the pine trees and the duller green that lingers in the leaves of some deciduous trees.
Judy Gibbs trains people to look for signs of invading tree pests like gypsy moths, but she hoped she’d never have to use those skills firsthand. On Thursday in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood, Gibbs found Minnesota’s first confirmed gypsy moth caterpillar.
Kristin Stuchis walked among people digging holes, planting trees, raking dirt and watering the ground in one of Duluth’s most urban areas as cars passed by in a steady stream on heavily traveled Sixth Avenue East.
The session is a chance to find out why EAB is a problem for Minnesota’s 937 million ash trees, which trees are at risk, who to contact if you suspect your tree is infested, how to develop a strategy for dealing with the infestation, learn who is responsible for removing trees infested with EAB and to learn how to protect your trees.
Some of our holiday traditions involve plants: for many, the poinsettia flowers and branches from holly — with its leaves and red berries — are an expected part of the season. Conifers play a role as well.
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