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Northern Plains Regional Reports

  • Northern Plains Regional Reports

    Northern Plains November Garden To-Do List

    Save some seeds. Before cutting down plant material, go through your garden and collect any seeds that you may want to save to start new plants. By now, nature has…

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    Perennials for Fall Color in the Northern Plains

    Many trees and shrubs take the spotlight in the fall with an array of foliage colors, but they are not the only ones who can provide a late-season “wow” factor.…

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    Northern Plains October Garden To-Do List

    Mulch in place. Keeping up with the raking and blowing of leaves in the fall can be a never-ending task, especially when every breeze in our windy region brings in…

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    Best Native Woodies for the Northern Plains

    Gardeners love native plants, and for good reason. They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region, often without complaint, and are an essential component in the…

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    Top Plant-Trial Picks for the Northern Plains

    Before we know it, autumn’s first frost will be making its way through the Northern Plains and another growing season will come to a close. But it is never too…

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    Northern Plains Disease Watch: Thousand Cankers Disease

    Thousand cankers disease is a serious threat to the Northern Plains black walnut (Juglans nigra, Zones 4–9). Understanding the disease can help prevent the loss of these ecologically and economically…

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    Shade Perennials for Weed Suppression

    Pulling weeds usually isn’t at the top of the list of anyone’s favorite things to do, so why not utilize nature to prevent those weeds from growing in the first…

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    McCrory Gardens: A Hidden Gem in the Northern Plains

    McCrory Gardens, founded in 1965, features a 45-acre arboretum and 25 acres of formal gardens located on the western edge of the tallgrass prairie of the Northern Plains. It’s filled…

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    Northern Plains September Garden To-Do List

    Prep houseplants for moving back indoors. As temperatures begin to cool and days get shorter, begin readying your houseplants that have spent the summer outside for winter indoors by moving…

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    The Best New Compact Shrubs for the Northern Plains

    If you are like me, you are always looking to see what the latest and greatest shrubs are to add to the landscape. I look for shrubs that are not…

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