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Dakota Gardener: Signs of spring

Birds returning and singing, trees starting to bud, the smell of the soil, bulbs emerging and crocus blooming are signs of spring in North Dakota.

Dakota Gardener: Lucky shamrocks

With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, consider getting a “shamrock” to bring some luck to your life or just to simply enjoy this wonderful houseplant.

Dakota Gardener: Mystery plant No. 2

NDSU Extension horticulture agent, Carrie Knutson, inspires young gardeners to try something new by planting a mystery plant.

Dakota Gardener: Keep calm and garden on

Esther McGinnis, NDSU Extension horticulturist, details the social, psychological, and health benefits of home and community gardening.

Dakota Gardener: Garden reflection

Every year in the garden is an opportunity to celebrate success, and to learn and find some humor in the failures.

Dakota Gardener: Olla watering

Olla watering is a very old form of irrigation using clay pots that are buried in the soil and filled with water.

NDSU Extension Master Gardeners honored

Several Master Gardener volunteers were honored during the recent North Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener program awards ceremony.

Dakota Gardener: Do not buy ladybugs

Instead of buying sleeping lady beetles from California, it makes more sense to provide an environment that is inviting to our local lady beetles.

Dakota Gardener: Giving okra a go

Okra is usually thought of as a southern vegetable but with a little knowledge we can grow it in our northern gardens.

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