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Pam Potter

Pam Potter is a University of Minnesota Extension master gardener, landscaper and writer. Pam admits to and embraces her addiction to perennial gardening, buying new varieties of plants whenever she can find them. She shares her life with a very understanding husband, their four children and gardens full of everything but spirea.

 

 

All-America Selections Winners Take All
by Denise Schreiber - posted 03/24/14

This is the time of year that dedicated gardeners sort through their catalogs picking out their seeds for the upcoming planting season. I’m sure that you have noticed a little identifying mark on a seed packet that says “AAS.” That means it is an All-America Selection that has been grown in more than 30 trial gardens all over the United State and Canada ...   >> read article
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Eastern bee balm
Monarda bradburiana
by By Roy Diblik - posted 03/21/14

Here eastern bee balm is painted with moor grass (Midinia caerulea) and lesser calamint (Calamintha nepta; syn. Clinopodium nepeta) ...   >> read article
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The Right Tool For The Right Job
by Nancy Szerlag - posted 03/19/14

Planting and caring for trees and shrubs is one the best things you can do for the environment. Trees are critical tools in nature’s control of water and air pollution. They cast shade on hot sidewalks and reduce heat and air conditioning needs in homes and offices. Trees and shrubs provide food for pollinating insects, birds and people while beautifying the views ...   >> read article
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Make the Most of Your Patio
5points to enhance your design experience
by Joe VanDerZanden - posted 03/12/14

According to landscape architect David John, a well-designed garden is just the beginning of the story. In order to truly enjoy a residential landscape, John contends that homeowners should consider a total outdoor living space that allows them to enjoy the oasis that they took the time and effort to create ...   >> read article
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Sunny Disposition, Shady Needs
by Jim Nau - posted 03/12/14

It is always a topic of conversation: What plants work well in sun or in shade? Or both? However, the conversation has taken on a slightly different perspective for 2014 ...   >> read article
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