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Down to Earth

September 22, 2010
HORTISCOPE: Strawberries need winter blankets without weeds
September 22, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 25, 2010
Renee Wickman stands on a small bridge overlooking her pond and water garden.  (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Garden is therapeutic for caregiver
August 25, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 18, 2010
The garden hose turns on a soaker system that waters the crops. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
A bumper crop growing in a confined space
August 18, 2010 - 1:00pm
Hortiscope: Hostas can be cut back to improve their aesthetics
August 18, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 11, 2010
Hortiscope: Ron Smith
Dying petunias may have tobacco mosaic virus
August 11, 2010 - 1:00pm
Caroline Drury waits patiently while her dog Stormy checks out the crumbs on the exhibition floor. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
4-H dog trainers learn the patience of Job
August 11, 2010 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2010
Maples such as this one on County 40, can display premature fall color. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Maple colors reflect extreme environmental changes
August 4, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 28, 2010
Deformed coneflowers should be pulled if they don't come around. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
What killed the mountain ash fruit? Ask Mother Nature
July 28, 2010 - 1:00pm
Luke Stuewe, water quality advisor for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, explains the test results to Lawrence Garber, a seasonal Long Lake resident. Garber says he gets his water checked annually for nitrates. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Free nitrate testing clinic draws 150 residents with water samples
July 28, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 21, 2010
Hortiscope: Ron Smith
Blue spruce's broken tip won't hinder future growth
July 21, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 20, 2010
Nitrate testing clinic to be held in Park Rapids Friday
July 20, 2010 - 12:19pm
July 14, 2010
Enterprise readers asked if these pale yellow irises would come back some year in a completely different hue. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Enterprise readers ask about changing flower colors
July 14, 2010 - 1:00pm
Holly Froemke of Lisbon, N.D., weaves wheat into art, grown on the family farm. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Crafting the farm's bounty into wall art
July 14, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 7, 2010
Hortiscope: Ron Smith
HORTISCOPE: Lots of tree and shrub choices available for windy lot
July 7, 2010 - 1:00pm
Bonny Disselbrett's garden in Park Rapids is an oasis of green near a busy commercial neighborhood. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Bonny's veggie garden earns July accolades
July 7, 2010 - 1:00pm