Lawns to Legumes Program now Accepting Applications!

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  • August 25, 2021
  • by Eliza Mark
  • bee lawns, bees, Garden Ideas, Lawns to Legumes, Perennials, pollinators, Vegetable Gardening,
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In many of our past blog posts about pollinator-friendly planting, we’ve discussed the Lawns to Legumes Program with readers. This program offers Minnesota residents the opportunity to apply for individual grants, which offer up to $300 reimbursement to cover the costs of establishing pollinator gardens in their yards. There was a lot of interest in
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Seasonal Transitions: Landscape & Container Garden Care

Landscape & Container Garden Care: September Deadhead annuals and perennials  Benefits of deadheading include; a tidier look, encouraging the plant to set more flower buds, allowing the plant to conserve energy, and preventing seed formation in some plants. Plant trees, evergreens, and shrubs There is still a good amount of time before frost and newly
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Dealing with Drought

Minnesota’s Drought Warning As Minnesota continues to experience drought conditions–with 75% of the state experiencing severe drought and 22 % of the state experiencing extreme drought*–our lawns, gardens, trees, and crops continue to suffer. Many communities, like nearby Hastings, have watering bans in the city limits during the daytime hours to help conserve their municiple
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Perennial Hibiscus Care Tips

Are you ready to grow the biggest flowers in the neighborhood?! Perennial Hibiscus, also known as Rose Mallow, are easy to grow and stunning in every sense! They have gorgeous summer foliage which–depending on the variety—ranges from bright green to deep black-purple, to variegated light green with cream… …and the flowers will keep the neighbors talking!
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It’s Japanese Beetle Season…

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  • July 2, 2021
  • by Eliza Mark
  • beetle damage, copper and green beetle, green bugs, insect controls, Japanese beetles,
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It’s that time of year when Japanese beetles and their grubs move into our lawns and gardens and begin feasting on our raspberry bushes, grapevines, linden trees, roses bushes, and other beloved plants. How do I know if I have beetles or grubs? These ironically beautiful copper and green beetles start out life as white grubs and while in
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Pocket Gardens for Pollinators

Pocket Gardens Planting ‘pocket gardens’ is another way you can help pollinators in your own yard! A pocket garden is a smaller space filled with flowering plants, trees, and shrubs that pollinators love! Sargent’s has almost everything you need to design and build one based on your needs. Below are links to four types of pollinator-friendly
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Peonies and Ants…What’s going on there?

It’s hard to think of peony blossoms without also thinking about ants… When we get up close in the garden or cut flowers to bring indoors to display, that’s often what we see or find… loads of ants! It’s often thought that peonies need ants in order to bloom, but the relationship is actually just
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Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds and More!

What are Pollinators and Why do We Need Them? Just what ARE Pollinator Species, you may ask? In this post, we are primarily talking about bees–of which there is a massive variety–but pollinators also include butterflies, flies, other insects, and hummingbirds. These creatures move pollen from plant to plant, allowing those plants to reproduce (fruit). Pollinators are
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Minnesota Native Orchids

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  • May 20, 2021
  • by Eliza Mark
  • Flowers, lady slipper,
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Rare Opportunity! The opportunity to see one of Minnesota’s native orchids in bloom is quite an experience, especially the Showy Lady’s Slipper(also known as the Pink and White Lady’s Slipper) which is the Minnesota State Flower!  For a limited time, we have both Yellow and Showy Lady’s Slippers for sale. These Flowers are protected by Minnesota State
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Red Wing Moss Basket Background and Care Tips

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  • May 19, 2021
  • by Eliza Mark
  • 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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