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Gardeners are FINALLY getting into their gardens after a long wet, white start to spring. Here are a few trends that we are picking up on.
May 10th is National Public Garden's Day and Paul James the Garden Guy from HGTV was in town to talk to folks at the U of M Landscape Arboretum this week.
Many people are very concerned about the trees after the cold, wet, and snowy spring. We consulted with arborist Tom Carmen from Rainbow Treecare to talk about the issues that folks are noticing.
In the middle of Linder's Garden Center in St. Paul is a brand new concept that really makes so much sense. Bobby and I think is worth checking out.
If you need to escape this April snow globe that we seem to be in and need to smell some flowers and dirt a great place to go is the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como.
Joel Karsten, Minnesota based garden author and horticulturist, joined KARE Saturday to talk about his new book Straw Bale Gardening.
This is a story you have to see to believe and really to understand. As the creator says it's a huge science project that is yielding quite a return!
Urban gardens have been literally sprouting up all over the cities for the last few years. Bobby decided to see what they are up to as finally the snowpack is melting. We found a couple of urban farms busy on this sunny day in March.
Stone's Throw Urban Farm is hoping to be farming
The Macy's flower show has been welcoming winter worn Minnesotans into a room blooming with spring for 50 years in downtown Minneapolis.
40 of the regular vendors will set up shop at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from 10am-1pm on Saturday. Everything from honey, gluten-free pies, recycled clothes, cheese and even worm castings!
Reading and understanding what the seed packets say can be a bit daunting and hard to understand for new gardeners. Even experienced gardeners can be thrown for a loop by some phrasing. By focusing on the important pieces of information, you can start sowing your seeds in no time at all with everything you need to know in hand.
We might be just wrapping up another winter month here in Minnesota but that doesn't mean that we don't continue to garden! We asked our facebook friends what they have been
Pahl's Market in Apple Valley have been getting folks gardening in March in Minnesota for 15 years! It started out with a few dozen baskets and now they are up to over 1000!
The 34th Home and Patio Show opened on Thursday and will be open throughout the weekend. This show is always the one that kicks off spring in Minnesota.
Healthy thriving plants during the winter months are the goal of many but hard to achieve for most. The very dry air that we have in our homes with forced heat and wintry drafts are tough conditions for us and for our plants.
This has been a winter of icy mornings and making sure your areas are treated has been difficult to keep up with. There are many products on the market so Bobby and I thought we would look into these ice eaters and see how they match up.
The Andersen Horticulture Library has been an office of sorts for Jim Gilbert for years. At least three days a week he calls it home while he writes about the fragile relationship between weather, climate, plants and animals.
January means one thing to gardeners, time to dream with the new seed catalogs that arrive in the mail! Bobby and I sat down and paged through a few of our favorites and were really inspired by all of the new varieties of veggies, annuals and perennials that we saw.
There is a tropical tree that is growing at the Landscape Arboretum this January! It is 20 feet tall and there are over 525 tropical flowers flourishing in the visitor center.
Rollie Stanchfield and his family have been working with worms for the past three years. They have quite a flourishing business west of the metro.
Winter break will begin this weekend and there are many great things to do in the metro that will keep you busy.
The Minnesota Horticulture Society has a great store with a ton of great gifts for that gardener in your life.
Seven years ago we highlighted the immersion of LED light emitting-diode Christmas light onto the market in Grow with KARE. These days they are still as reliable, durable, and cost effective as ever and better yet they look better with many varieties along with the initial cost continuing to go down.
Trees for the Troops started in 2005 and in it's first year 2000 trees were delivered to nine military bases, this year it is going to be nearly 17,000 trees going to 60 military bases.
There are roughly 370 christmas tree farms in Minnesota so how did the trees fare after the drought. Bobby and I asked a farmer who has been farming Christmas trees for nearly 30 years in Isanti. Phil Hartley owns Pinestead Tree Farms and is pretty happy with this years crop.
On a day when there wasn't a cloud in the sky above Stillwater, hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of a young man whose music continues to soar in the charts.
Kristi Cox recalls finding out about the death of her husband and daughter, "I just fell to the ground. All the air just left me."
Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed.
Families of the two little boys who died in a landslide while on a field trip are thanking the community for their support.
Already taxed from a dangerous rescue-recovery mission at Lilydale Park Wednesday and Thursday, St. Paul first responders are now attempting to save a man who fell off a bluff on the Mississippi River.
The body of a missing 4th grader from St. Louis Park has been recovered from a collapse area at the bottom of a bluff by St. Paul search crews.
Minnesotans who go online to shop will soon have to pay the same state sales tax they pay at brick-and-mortar retailers.
The Washington State Patrol chief says the Interstate 5 bridge collapse into the Skagit River at Mount Vernon was caused by an oversize truck.
Graduation is a time, for new beginnings. On Thursday, 16 K9's became sworn police officers to protect and serve. Duke is a 14-month-old German Shepherd whose beginning as a St. Paul officer marks
The good news first: Friday will be our nicest day of the weekend if you actually include it in the long weekend. Now, the not-so-good. Friday's sunshine will be replaced by clouds late in the day