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November 4, 2018
Orchids should be watered weekly, but don't use too hot or too cold water. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: The right and wrong ways to water orchids
November 4, 2018 - 9:00am
December 3, 2017
Amaryllis belladonna flowers. Photographed in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. By Bidgee (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Ask a Master Gardener: Caring for an amaryllis bulb
December 3, 2017 - 9:00am
November 4, 2017
Ask a Master Gardener: Taking care of gardening tools for winter
November 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 1, 2017
Dear Master Gardener: Can you suggest a method to overwinter the tropical plants I have on my patio? Illustration
Ask a Master Gardener: Winterizing your tropical plants
October 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 9, 2017
Worm composting is using worms to recycle food scraps and other organic material into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. Worms eat food scraps, which become compost as they pass through the worm's body. Compost exits the worm through its tail end. Illustration
Ask a Master Gardener: Composting with worms
April 9, 2017 - 4:45am
March 1, 2017
01274-004.05 Pileated Woodpecker female pauses whle feeding on crabapples during winter. Food, survive, habitat management, backyard.
Ask a Master Gardener: Keeping woodpeckers at bay
March 1, 2017 - 10:31am
January 5, 2017
Photo of orchids provided by Jennifer Knutson, U of M Extension Master Gardener.
Ask a Master Gardener: Keep hardiness zones in mind when buying plants
January 5, 2017 - 10:29am
Poinsettias. Photo by Jennifer Knutson, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener
Ask a Master Gardener: Getting to know the Christmas flower
December 5, 2016 - 10:05am
November 1, 2016
Amaryllis "Fantastica" is one of many showy cultivars of this popular flowering indoor plant. Photo by Carl Hoffman.
Ask a Master Gardener: Amaryllis for holiday blooms
November 1, 2016 - 9:42pm
August 2, 2016
Ask a Master Gardener: Managing tomato diseases
August 2, 2016 - 7:27pm
July 5, 2016
Ask a Master Gardener: Attracting bees to gardens
July 5, 2016 - 7:42pm
May 31, 2016
Ask a Master Gardener: Growing without a garden
May 31, 2016 - 8:22pm
April 5, 2016
Ask a Master Gardener: Getting off to a good start on your lawn
April 5, 2016 - 5:49pm
March 2, 2016
Ask a Master Gardener: Raising a garden
March 2, 2016 - 12:06am
Ask a Master Gardener: Replacing trees from July's superstorm
February 2, 2016 - 8:25pm