Monthly Archives: June 2012

Unnatural Selection

With the success of the high germination rate, Ted now needs to focus his growing space on the biggest, best, most vibrant plants. Like most seedings, this patch received 3 seeds per hill to speed up the growing process. Now … Continue reading

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Gardens of Eatin’ Melon Update

The Pumpkin Patch on the knoll outside the Learning Center shows promising progress. Much of the melon varieties have survived their initial plantings in early June, according to Master Gardener Ted Pew. “From what we put to seed, about 95 … Continue reading

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Summerscape

By Mary Beth Pottratz A red-eyed vireo calls from a thick clump of red-osier dogwood, “Here I am. Where are you? Over there.” I can’t see the little bird for the dense leaves, but its distinctive series of three-note songs … Continue reading

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The gardens get a drink!

The heavy rainfall of weeks past, though a blight on some of our summer plans, has given the Gardens of Eatin’ a good boost nonetheless. Noticeable growth can be seen in the Edible Garden from its initial planting just two … Continue reading

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After the Storm

By Mary Beth Pottratz Have you ever noticed how different thunder sounds when you’re away from the city? At home, I see a flash of lightning. Next I hear a bowling ball thunder down its alley and then fade away. … Continue reading

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All Flowers – Great and Small

By Greg Lecker It’s Showy Lady’s Slipper time!  If enjoying these pink and white blooms is part of your early summer routine, then plan to visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum within the next week.  I’ll share a secret with you … Continue reading

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Venus, if you Will

By Boak Wiesner Along with all the flowers and birds and amphibian life that’s “busting out all over” now that it’s June, the sky overhead is also filled with some major occurrences. Following the annular solar eclipse just one-half month … Continue reading

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