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Crown vetch (Securigera varia) - http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/crown_vetch.html

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blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. scabra) - Blooming in July on the shore of Snelling Lake - Photo by Kirk Nelson - http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/blue_vervain_(scabra).html

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greater fringed gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) - Photo by Bill Reynolds - http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/greater_fringed_gentian.html

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sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) - Photo by Wayne Rasmussen - http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/sharp-lobed_hepatica.html

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prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis) - Photo by Wayne Rasmussen - http://minnesotaseasons.com/Plants/prairie_spiderwort.html

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How To Grow Peonies

Tips on how to grow peonies. Everything from soil conditions to USDA Plant Hardiness Zones to ants. Includes how to cut peonies for flower arrangements.

How To Grow Peonies - House of Hawthornes

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This links to the University of Minnesota Extension's list of Minnesota "Planting Dates and Distances for Garden Vegetables."

Planting the vegetable: Yard and Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

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North Star Cherry

North Star Cherry Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1950, this dwarf cherry tree boasts attractive, richly colored bark and petite white flowers in spring, followed by an abundant production of juicy, dark red fruit. These plump, tart cherries are considered ideal for baking, but are delicious eaten fresh off of the tree as well. Fruit ripens in late June to late July. Reaching a mature height of 10-12 feet tall, this cherry tree is ideal for small spaces.

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How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees

How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees - David Bedford, godfather of the Honeycrisp and apple breeder for the University of Minnesota, describes how to grow Honeycrisp apple trees. (Photo: University of Minnesota )

How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees | eHow

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When to plant garlic in Minnesota - Article from University of Minnesota Extension Service

Growing garlic in Minnesota : Vegetables : Yard and Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

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Want an alternative to the over-planted Bradford Pear? Try native Allegheny Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis). It produces brilliant white flowers in late spring and loads of red to purple berries in summer that are quite tasty to both humans and birds. Fall color can be great, too. Serviceberry grows to about 15 to 30 feet tall and wide, preferring moist to slightly dry soil in sun to partial shade. It’s native from Minnesota to Alabama east and north into Canada.

Garden-Friendly Native Alternatives to Overplanted Exotics

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Grapes generally grow best in warm weather. But the University of Minnesota is working on that. The U Monday announced its newest cold-hardy wine grape – named Itasca, the grape strain has lower acidity and high sugar levels, university grape breeder Matt Clark said in a news release. What that leads to is a wine that is "light yellow to straw in color and has aromas of pear, quince, violet, melon, minerals, and subtle honey notes," according to the release. Bryan Forbes, the university’s…

The U of M’s new grape is specifically for making wine – in cold weather states

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These two-tone double #Peonies in cream and deep pink would add incredible color to your yard! For #GardenDesign in the greater Twin Cities MN area, visit us at http://www.aldmn.com

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25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

Plant these low-maintenance perennials and shrubs—including hostas, peonies, yarrow, daylilies, catmint and switchgrass—for a carefree Midwest garden.

25 Top Easy-Care Plants for Midwest Gardens

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Mums in the Fall Garden

Autumn Red - not an annual to -30 + more Mum selections.

Mums in the Fall Garden

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The Ultimate Rhubarb Guide: Grow, Harvest, Cook & Preserve

The Ultimate Rhubarb Guide: Grow, Harvest, Cook & Preserve - An Oregon Cottage

The Ultimate Rhubarb Guide: Grow, Harvest, Cook & Preserve

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Pruning trees and shrubs : Yard and Garden : Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

Pruning trees and shrubs : Yard and Garden : Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

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Native plant suppliers and landscapers in Minnesota

Native plant suppliers and landscapers: Minnesota DNR

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Growing Raspberries - Univ of MN Extension

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Rhubarb Rocks

Rhubarb Rocks! Lot's of info on this hardy perennial.

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How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees

How to Grow Honeycrisp Apple Trees | eHow.com, John and I planted two last summer. So excited!

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How to Grow Astilbe - Perfect for Shade

HOw to Grow Astilbe - Perfect for shade Gardens

How to Grow Astilbe - Perfect for Shade - The Gardening Cook

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Peony Kansas Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Plant Size: 32-34" tall, 24-36" wide Light: Full Sun Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. $7.48

Peony Kansas | American Meadows

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Peony Karl Rosenfield

Peony Karl Rosenfield Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Plant Size: 32-38" tall, 24-36" wide Light: Full Sun Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. $5.98

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Eden's Perfume Peony will is a delight to your eyes and nose with its heavenly scented large pink blooms. Eden's Perfume is considered to be one of the most fragrant peonies, with a Damask rose fragrance. The large double blooms can be up to 6-7" across and are covered with frilly pink petals. Not only is Eden's Perfume valued for it's fragrance it's structure is ideal too, as it is a compact grower that has strong stems perfect for cutting! Perennial in Zones 4 - 8. bulb size 3-5 eyes.

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