Deb Brown

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Deb Brown is a garden writer and former extension horticulturist with the University of Minnesota. To ask her a question, call 612-673-9073 and leave a message. She will answer questions in her column.

Recent content from Deb Brown

What's eating your plants?

Here are strategies for dealing with what's bugging your plants.

Updated: May 29, 2012, - 02:35 PM

The grass is growing; make it greener

The waiting is over. It's time to feed, get after those weeds and seed thin area.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 02:57 PM

Early bloomers welcome spring

Magnolias, forsythia and rhododendron are among spring showoffs.

Updated: April 10, 2012, - 03:03 PM

It's time to tend to houseplants

Now that the days are getting longer, houseplants are revving up. It's time to turn your attention to them, until you can get out in the garden.

Updated: March 06, 2012, - 01:58 PM

End-of-season yard and garden wrap-up

Take advantage of the warm spell to take care of fall yard chores.

Updated: October 04, 2011, - 02:40 PM

Following the path to greener grass

To get your lawn to look its best next spring, feed, seed, mow and weed now.

Updated: September 06, 2011, - 03:14 PM

Get the best from balcony garden

Tending a balcony garden takes just as much time and effort as tending a container garden. Here's how to keep your plants looking their best.

Updated: July 13, 2011, - 08:33 AM

Gardening: In defense of grass

There are good things about growing grass.

Updated: June 29, 2011, - 08:56 AM

Sow it goes: What to plant when

Given our slow-to-start spring, there's lots of confusion about when seeds and plants should go into the ground.

Updated: May 24, 2011, - 10:52 PM

Digging in: Damage control in your yard

Winter was good to our plants in many ways. The heavy snow cover provided a thick blanket that protected trees, shrubs and perennials. But now that the snow is receding, many of us are seeing problems.

Updated: April 15, 2011, - 08:17 AM

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