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Your Evergreen Tree Guide!

Your Evergreen Tree Guide!


Posted on Dec 19, 2019

When you’re out enjoying the Minnesota winter landscape, do you ever wonder what type of evergreen you are looking at? It’s easy to assume that any evergreen is a pine tree, but in fact there are many! The top three types of evergreen trees are: Pine Spruce Fir. The easiest way to tell them apart is to take a look at the needles. Pine needles grow in a cluster from one point of origin. These needles are softer and longer than...

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‘Tis the Season for…Gourds?

‘Tis the Season for…Gourds?


Posted on Nov 20, 2019

You may have been seeing them out at local grocery stores next to the pumpkins this fall and wondered – what in the world do I do with that? First, what IS a gourd? It’s in the same family as the pumpkin, and they are all considered “squash” – for some reason in our American culture, pumpkins just got the favored spot!   Unlike pumpkins, gourds aren’t edible – but they are great for autumnal decoration! Here are a few ways you...

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It’s fall! The air is crisp and colors are changing all around, here in Minnesota. Some of the most brilliant trees this time of year is the Maple. It also gives us one of nature’s sweetest gifts – maple syrup!  Did you know this tasty treat is only made in certain parts of North America and nowhere else in the world? Minnesota is one of 19 states in the U.S.  where maple syrup is made, and we have many licensed...

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