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Minnesota Gardening Calendar 2014

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

There is still time to get the 2014 Minnesota Gardening Calendar.

This year's calendar has two inserts:

The first is PLANTS FOR MINNESOTA BEES produced by Elaine Evans who is a member of the Bee Lab (

The second is a poster celebrating the release of the native little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) cultivar Blue Heaven™ by Dr. Mary Meyer. One side of the poster contains information on USING NATIVE GRASSES IN THE LANDSCAPE. The feature article for the calendar provides additional information on this subject.

This year's calendar also has a new category of GARDENING TIPS called KIDS' CORNER. These are tips on projects you can do with the younger people in your life to teach them about gardening and nature. These tips were created by Robin Trott.

Karl Foord
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