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Planting Bulbs in the Fall

Why Plant Quality, Hardy Bulbs in the Fall? It’s hard to think about spring when we are still thoroughly enjoying the beauty of Autumn, but for us Northern gardeners, this is the best time to plant spring blooming bulbs! Planting bulbs now allows them time to root in and ready themselves for the colorful spring
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Fresh Wisconsin Cranberries

FIVE POUND BOXES FOR $18 (No Splits) Sargent’s will be offering fresh cranberries for sale again this year. We get these direct from the supplier who contracts to a national brand and isn’t allowed to advertise direct to the public. They are unbelievable cranberries, much fresher in terms of color and taste than any you can
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Sargent’s Top Five Trees for Amazing Fall Color

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells With
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Storm Damage and Oak Wilt Prevention

Our area saw a lot of storm damage this past weekend. We haven’t heard of any injuries, so we hope that everyone is okay, but a quick drive around Red Wing after Saturday’s storm proved that most people had at least some cleanup to do. Branches large and small scattered the sidewalks and roadways, whole
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Edible Small Fruits are the Jewels of Summer

Rewarding Edibles… Growing your own fruit can be a deeply rewarding experience, but it also requires a pretty solid commitment on your part as these plants will require care year after year. Knowing how you will use your fruit is a good place to start when deciding what, and how much, you’d like to grow.
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What Kind of Sun Does my Yard Get?

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  • June 8, 2020
  • by Eliza Varien
  • Landscaping, Plant Care, Sun and Shade,
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Four Basic Types of Sun Exposure Learning how to decipher the terminology on plant tags can be a challenge and translating it into choices that work for your yard can prove just as hard.  When it comes to the amount of sun a plant should get there are four basic categories you will find on
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Red Wing Moss Basket Background and Care Tips

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  • June 4, 2020
  • by Eliza Varien
  • Care Tips, Noontime Kiwanis Basket Program, Red Wing Moss Baskets,
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Moss Basket Program Background The Tradition The tradition of the Red Wing Moss Basket began in 1989 and has grown into an icon for our beautiful City. Sargent’s Nursery currently grows all of the Red Wing Moss Baskets you see around town, along with many more we sell to the public. While they represent the
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Planting for Pollinators

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  • April 22, 2020
  • by Eliza Varien
  • bees, butterflies, earthday, earthweek, pollinator,
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Promoting Pollinators  Just what ARE Pollinator Species, you may ask? We are talking mostly about bees–of which there are a massive variety–but also butterflies and other insects that move pollen from plant to plant, allowing those plants to reproduce (fruit). These guys are VITAL to the overall health of OUR environment; their populations are threatened and
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Spring Garden Cleanup

Prepare the Way Spring garden cleanup can be one of the most satisfying parts of any home landscaper’s journey. After a long winter and an early brown spring, we are ready to shed the ‘ugh’ and tidy up outside! While it’s often a little brisk outside, once you get moving in the garden, you’ll forget all about
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Heart and Home

In searching for the right things to say or do in these crazy times I thought I’d share something a bit more personal. It’s easy to get lost these days in the minutiae of changing schedules and hanging on the news headlines to try and find out what’s next, but one way our family has
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