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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     You are invited to join us for a variety of spring webinars on beginner apple production and high tunnel berries.    The Cold Climate Fruit Webinar Series is an annual webinar series organized by Extension Educators at:  University of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     This forsythia may have hardy plant stems and leaf buds, but its flower buds were killed by cold temperatures. The flowers at the bottom of the plant were protected by snow cover.   Minnesota winters can be snowy, frigid, warm, dry or...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Amaryllis grow well as houseplants in a sunny window.   Q: I forgot about my amaryllis bulb that I brought in from my deck in October. I set the potted plant in a closet in our basement and the other day I noticed it has a bud! What...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The last few weeks in Minnesota have included blizzards, Siberian air masses and many inches of snow. We’re hunkered down inside, plant roots and seeds are waiting for warmer weather and mammals are looking for something to eat. But where...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Spring Lake Park Reserve in Dakota County was plowed farmland for decades before it became a park in the 1970s. But before European settlers came, forest, grasslands, wetlands, oak savanna and prairie unfolded upon its landscape. Some of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   University of Minnesota Extension is offering a series of apple tree pruning workshops across the state. These free workshops will take place throughout the winter months, the time of year when apple trees are dormant and pruning is...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The USDA census of agriculture occurs every 5 years, and it is underway now through February. The census is mean to be a complete count of farms and ranches in the United States. It informs funding allocations, research, and agriculture...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Happy holidays from the Extension horticulture team! We are diverting from our usual articles and sharing gratitude and giving in this issue. We wish all of you, our dedicated readers and fellow gardeners, a safe and healthy holiday...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Northern long-eared bat with white-nose syndrome. Image courtesy USFWS.   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently reclassified the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   When the snow starts falling and winter is at its worst,  I enjoy having green plants in my home office. One of my favorites is a humble ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia).   Basic ZZ plant care   Also called Zanzibar gem or Zee Zee plant...

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