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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Haralson apples ripen late in the season.   It's mid October and gardeners are covering plants and pots with sheets at night to protect them when frost is predicted. Plants can be “nipped” by frost when fat in cells on the outside edges...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Euonymus hedge starting to turn red in the fall   Winged Euonymus or burning bush (Euonymus alatus) has been a popular landscape shrub since it arrived in North America in the mid-1800s. A member of the bittersweet family (Celastraceae), ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A rain barrel surrounded by plants can make your landscape both environmentally sound and visually pleasing.   Our home property has served as my outdoor laboratory for landscape projects, constructing features and growing all sorts of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Bulmers Norman, a European apple variety   This time of year, UMN Extension receives a steady stream of questions about how to identify unknown apple trees. In most of these instances, the person calling has recently purchased or...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Flowers, seeds and seed heads from Tithonia, anise hyssop and boneset (L-R).   Fall is a good time for collecting seed in Minnesota from plants that are summer bloomers. Seed can be collected from a variety of different plants, even some...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Most farmers are still busy harvesting, cleaning fields, and preparing for next year. However, as your workload begins to slow down, consider taking some time to monitor for invasive species on your farm. While this article is about...
Proper lawn clean up during the fall season can leave your yard thanking you when spring rolls around. Save time and energy while getting the most out of your yard next year by following these tips and tricks to learn everything you need to know about winter yard prep.  Remove Debris can...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     With autumn officially here, gardeners start planting spring-blooming bulbs like tulips, daffodils, crocus, grape hyacinth, snowdrops and more. These bulbs require the cold of winter to make them bloom next spring. Bulbs can be purchased...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Fall is an important time to lay the seeds of success for next year’s garden. By taking some time to clean up your garden and tools and make a plan for nutrient management, you can save yourself time and energy next spring.   Sanitation...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Minnehaha apple with cross-section from the National Fruit Collection (1951-024)   One hundred years ago, in 1920, the University of Minnesota introduced its first apple named Minnehaha. In 1921 came Wedge and Folwell. And in 1922, the...

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