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Christine Jessen holds a New Guinea impatiens with a huge flower, one of many new or improved varieties being sold this season. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Lots of new offerings at the garden shops

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Gardeners itching to get their fingers in the soil have lots of new choices this growing season.

Above normal temperatures mean many have already jump-started the growing process, especially dedicated container gardeners.


'They can just bring them in and out" as temperatures lately flirt with the freezing mark, said Christine Jessen, co-owner of Forest & Floral Garden Center of Park Rapids.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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