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February 23, 2015 Horticulture Column

Gardening in your yard!!!!

We are really coming up on the new garden season, all kinds of nurseries offering special deals through the mail.  What do we do to improve our landscape design is always the common question.  Often times it is more of replacing a plant or two rather than adding.  There is a time when the addition of another plant finishes the design but often times overcrowding becomes a reality.  My yard is done.  I am not going to add another new plant; however I am planning on replacing three rose bushes that struggle every year, no matter how we prepare them for the winter season.  I think our conversations have us taking them out and replacing them with some lilies.  We already have some lilies growing in that area.  We have also found a new summer home, lake camper, and enjoy spending most available hours there so the yard becomes a relic.

NDSU offers forums for gardeners



North Dakota State University is offering a series of forums to gardeners across the state. A team of 12 university experts will present information on timely topics in gardening and landscaping.


The Spring Fever Garden Forums will be held on Monday and Tuesday nights, March 23, 24, 30 and 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT.


Topics include selecting landscape trees, gardening in containers, attracting pollinators, growing fruits and herbs, pruning shrubs and preventing diseases. Specialists will give short presentations and then answer your questions.


Presentations are made before a live audience in Fargo and delivered to NDSU Extension offices across the state. Gardeners may also participate online on their home computers. 


All gardeners are welcome and everything is free. For a full list of presentations and to register, contact the Ramsey County Extension office at 701-662-7027 or go to www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever/.

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