Hardy Perennial Gaining Popularity

Would you like to turn heads with a hardy perennial that’s one of the best-kept secrets in flower gardening? It’s fully winter hardy across North Dakota and Minnesota with its zone 3 rating. It’s low-maintenance, free of insects and disease, rarely needs dividing, is long-lived and tolerates a wide variety of soil types. What is this…
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What’s That Bug On My Berries?

Finding a maggot inside a freshly-picked raspberry is less than appetizing. Raspberries and occasionally strawberries have been under new attacks by insects invading ripe, homegrown fruit. These are relatively new problems that I never encountered during my past 50 years of berry picking. Only during the last several years have these bugs become a widespread problem, prompting many questions from gardeners,…
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