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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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Nature’s not Canceled!

I did a little outdoor adventure with my 4 year old today. It was a big game of “Let’s see what we can find over here and there!” As we ventured around the yard and looked in the gardens and under the leaves and yes, even in the couple of piles of snow left in the
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Sargent’s Message to the Community

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 Sargent’s Nursery is open and operating. For everything there is a season and yet here in Minnesota we know that sometimes winter takes what seems to be more than its fair share. This year we are faced with more than cold temperatures and an extra helping of snow. We are
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Could you get paid to start a Bee Lawn?

If you’ve spent any time on the internet you’ve probably picked up on the fact that our Bees aren’t doing well. In fact many pollinator species aren’t thriving the way our environment and agricultural systems depend on them to do. It’s a pretty big deal and they need our help. How friendly are you? Take
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Amaryllis Care: The Secret to Rebloom

  Amaryllis bulbs are known for their simple beauty and for the joy of the big reveal… We bring the humble bulbs into our homes and a few days later we get to behold the splendor of their big blooms. And it’s all SO SIMPLE! But what do we do when the flowers fade? Typically,
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