Stockpile Eggshells For Slug Control In Gardens

Using eggshells in gardening is nothing new. I remember my mother saving eggshells, coffee grounds and teabags for adding to gardens and flowerbeds in true fashion of someone raised during the Great Depression. And I’m sure her mother before her did the same on their pioneer North Dakota homestead, in their ‘waste not, want not’…
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Amber Jubilee Ninebark For Northern Landscapes

‘New’ in the plant world is a relative term, loosely describing anything developed in the last decade, as opposed to varieties that have been around for hundreds of years. It’s exciting when ‘new’ shrubs come on the market that are well-adapted for northern climates. Amber Jubilee Ninebark is a pretty shrub, that’s destined to become…
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Rejuvenating An Unsightly, Twiggy Potentilla Shrub

Potentilla shrubs, with their cheery, sunshine-colored flowers, are beautiful landscape plants. They thrive in full sun, blooming beautifully even in hot, dry exposures. After all, they’re native in some of North Dakota and Minnesota’s toughest sites. Much good can be said of all the pretty potentilla varieties, except when they become a mass of twiggy…
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