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George Bonnema
I just seem to be giving you more things to do each time I write this, but maybe you pick the things you like to do or want to do like a menu ... at least I’m trying to keep you up to speed. So now we are into August, and last week I mentioned thinning or dividing bearded iris. August is also the...
George Bonnema
I trust that the planters you put together this spring are giving you the color you had hoped for. If you have a plant in that combination that has assumed a “take over” attitude, don’t be afraid to give it some discipline … with a pruning shears! Also, be sure to continue feeding to keep that...
George Bonnema
Now that we are into the month of October and frost is predicted next week, it is time to acclimate indoor plants that have been vacationing outdoors to their winter home indoors. Considering that they have had daylight flooding them from all sides and indoors they will have to adjust to what light...
George Bonnema
For weed spray to be most effective, the weeds should be growing actively ... with all the rain we have had, the weeds ARE really growing actively. So, I’m saying that right now is a great time to attack creeping Charlie and any other broad leaf weed in your lawn. A fall application of spray will...
George Bonnema
The Minnesota Northern Gardener magazine was in my mail box today, and there is an article about a new disease showing up in roses in the Midwest ... Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. The disease is rampant in southern states because of milder weather. Rose rosette...
George Bonnema
Blessed is the only word that I can come up with to express how I feel about getting over 4 inches of rain in the last 7 days. I had just thrashed the seed out of my dead spinach plants, and that seed has germinated like too thick … I’ll have to thin it when normally I’m just happy to have a...
I’ve had people tell me that their green beans are blooming big time but not setting beans. This problem is caused by the extreme heat we have experienced for the past several weeks. Some varieties of beans are more sensitive to this temperature stress than others. The beans will produce once the...
Whew! … My gardens are looking great after surviving cold and wet, hot and dry, wind and hail, and now hopefully our weather has become more stable and they can just be happy. Oh, but then here come the bugs and the fungus, so this is our next challenge. If you have hostas and have had a problem...
We made a quick trip to Detroit last weekend … well, if 14 hours driving time going and 14 hours coming home could be considered quick … and we had two days to spend there with our son … that was the weekend. In the midst of that, we got to shop six of the biggest garden centers in the greater...
Here we are in the last week of April ... already! I hope you are finished cleaning up your flower beds and have all your landscape shrubs pruned. Next thing on my list is to apply rose systemic care granules on shrub roses. This product is an excellent formulation of fertilizer and insecticide...

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