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Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
'Fake Blake' Shelton gets star treatment from fans at country star's Fargodome concert
Old water tower scheduled for demolition
Hubbard County law enforcement incidents report
Pokety Creek may be declassified as a trout stream
Lakers shut out Panthers
Panthers finish third at Mid-State tournament
Panthers, Tigers move up in state polls
Panthers take control down stretch to sink Pirates
Greenway rallies to defeat Tigers
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Editorial: League of Women Voters goal is to make democracy work for all
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
Hortiscope: Broadleaf control may not help strawberry crop
Q: My son and I are growing some purple wood sorrel. Somehow a pink variegated plant popped up. I was wondering if you had ever seen this variety. A: That is hard to say because this species has so many different cultivars that are deliberately or naturally produced, so it is hard...
January 27, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 13, 2010
Hortiscope: Sticky schefflera likely has mites, needs pruning
Q: I am experiencing new tree growth below my established malus prairie fire. Will these volunteer trees be an exact copy of the mother tree...
January 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 6, 2010
Hortiscope: Use vermiculite after considering risks, benefits
Q: I have a very large Thanksgiving cactus plant in a tall pot. The blooms go lower than the bottom of the pot and the plant takes up the whole pot. I would like to split it in half or quarters. What is the safest way to do this? A: It can be split into quarters, thirds or halves,...
January 6, 2010 - 1:01pm
December 23, 2009
Hortiscope: Use a facial sponge, rubbing alcohol to control scale
Q: I have a problem with scale. I have used a detergent and water mix and made sure every little bit got on the bulbs. However, I still have the problem. What can I do to get rid of these pests? A: Scale insects are difficult to control. It takes a concerted effort on your part...
December 23, 2009 - 1:00pm
December 16, 2009
Hortiscope: Why emerald ash borers have a tree-specific fetish
Editor's Note: We usurped Ron Smith exclusively this week to ask something readers have been wondering about. As the emerald ash borer begins its march north, the water cooler talk has been: Why ash trees only? Are maples safe? For that matter, why do certain types of beetles...
December 16, 2009 - 1:01pm
December 9, 2009
Hortiscope: Jade, ficus and holiday cactus all need light, humidity
Q: How do you get nice, thick stalks on jade plants? A: Back in the 1970s, an interior plantscape designer noticed that interior plants that were subjected to regular air movement had more flex in the trunk and branches and were thicker and more robust. These stout stems were not...
December 9, 2009 - 1:01pm
December 2, 2009
Hortiscope: Local reader: Do horses thwart tree development?
Q: I was reading an article that you wrote in the Park Rapids Enterprise about horses chewing on trees and the damage they do to the land. I have 75 acres of land that is about 70 percent wooded. I rent it out during the spring, summer and fall to a cattle rancher who has about 15...
December 2, 2009 - 1:01pm
Getting the points of healthy poinsettias
Poinsettias are the nation's most popular plant during the Christmas holidays. The Mexican import was used by the Aztecs to make dye. In southern...
December 2, 2009 - 1:00pm
November 25, 2009
Hortiscope: Cottonwood stump keeps sending up suckers
Q: We had a large cottonless cottonwood that we cut down. We had the tree removed and used a stump grinder to get rid of the stump. Our goal was to remove the tree and create a rose garden in its place. We used Roundup on the grass and my husband rototilled the area so we could move...
November 25, 2009 - 1:01pm
November 18, 2009
Hortiscope: Bulbs need air circulation for winter storage
Q: I have a large cluster of coneflowers that I would like to move. Should I do it now before winter or wait until spring when they start coming up? Also, do you have any advice about the actual move? Do we dig them up in one big clump? A: Coneflowers can be moved in the fall or...
November 18, 2009 - 1:01pm
November 10, 2009
Hortiscope: Horses should be kept fenced away from trees
Q: A few days ago, I finished reading the woody plants section in the master gardener handbook. The recommendation was (after digging the hole for a tree or shrub) to backfill the hole with native, not amended, soil. Why is native soil preferred compared with amended soil? A: Native...
November 10, 2009 - 1:01pm
October 28, 2009
Trees will survive high winds, torrential rains
Q: My cut leaf birch tree splits into two main branches. One side has leaves that all died last month after 100-mile per hour winds during a thunderstorm. Is this from the bending of the tree during the storm or do you think this is the result of a disease? A: Cut leaf birches...
October 28, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 21, 2009
Hortiscope: Kalanches need some tough love, sunlight to thrive
Q: Outside an east window, I have a bush growing that I believe is a hydrangea, although I have always called it a snowball. It does bloom whether or not I cut it back in the fall, but the blossoms are very small. Last fall, I cut it back and this year there are only two tiny blooms,...
October 21, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 7, 2009
Horticope: Games you can play with buckeye nuts - really!
Q: I moved to a home with an unkempt garden, so I am trying to figure out what happened to some of the roses. One of the rose bushes does not produce flowers. I keep cutting it back to the base. There is new growth, but it only produces stems and leaves. Another bush produces a...
October 7, 2009 - 1:00pm
September 23, 2009
Hortiscope: Use hanging wasp traps if you can't find nests
Q: In your column, I saw a letter about hornets or wasps eating honeycrisp apples. You suggested getting an exterminator, but I don't know where the nest is. They've come every year and decimated the apples on the tree. Any suggestions other than sugar water in plastic bottles? A:...
September 23, 2009 - 1:00pm