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Spring cactuses have a star-like flower. They do well outdoors in summer but must be brought back inside before a hard freeze. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Frost-bitten cactus should survive but will be leathery
June 30, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 23, 2010
Hortiscope: Will cottonwood sticky pods sicken the family dog?
June 23, 2010 - 1:00pm
Hannah Arvik throws her rope at a calf in a round pen Western Heritage exercise. Riders have 60 seconds after entering the pen to rope a calf. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Ropin', ridin' and hangin' on for dear life
June 23, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 9, 2010
When moving bleeding hearts, be mindful of afternoon sun. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Plant food should still be good even 10 years old
June 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
Fourth graders' introduction to agriculture in March via Ag in the Classroom is culminated at the school year's end with a trip via bike to Leo, Lynn and Andy Gartner's dairy farm. Students, from left, Dharma Larue, Maija Hovelsrud, Matt Schommer, Lexi Smith, Hailey Rendon and Jason Haas learn about a Holstein's daily dietary intake from Leo Gartner. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Fourth graders pedal out to meet the cows
June 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 2, 2010
Driving a straightedge spade around the outer spread of lilacs to sever the roots usually will stimulate the plant into setting more flower buds. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
HORTISCOPE: Cut back lilacs, spade roots to get bushier shrubs
June 2, 2010 - 1:00pm
Marilyn Billings and Carol Kragenbrink (at right) examine some hostas and other shade plants before making final selections. The women were "first-timers" at the annual Park Rapids Garden Club sale. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Park Rapids Garden Club sale perennials disappeared quickly
June 2, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 26, 2010
Members of the 2010 Envirothon team are front, from left, Rachel Fineday and Sophie Shogren, and back, from left, Brennan Larson, Dan Pike, Alex Renner and Christian Ridlon. (Submitted photo)
Envirothon team tackles nitrate levels in water
May 26, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 19, 2010
Too much love and care is killing bleeding hearts
May 19, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 13, 2010
More than 200 Century Farms honored in 2010
May 13, 2010 - 9:59am
May 12, 2010
Two farm markets will operate this season in the region
May 12, 2010 - 1:00pm
May 5, 2010
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
May 5, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 28, 2010
Hortiscope: Double-paned clear walls best for local greenhouses
April 28, 2010 - 1:00pm
February 10, 2010
Dwarf fruit trees can be iffy in northern climes
February 10, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 27, 2010
Hortiscope: Broadleaf control may not help strawberry crop
January 27, 2010 - 1:00pm
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