Deb Brown

Columnist | Digging In
Phone: 612-673-9073
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

Putting your garden to bed

Sad though it may be, it's time to start wrapping up the gardening season.For most gardeners, this has been a...

Updated: October 11, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Growing raspberries involves timely trimming

Last year the raspberries in my back yard were great. We got two crops from them, then cut them all...

Updated: September 20, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Time-tested tulips

Everyone loves the beauty of big bold tulips in spring. The problem is, in our climate tulips lose some of...

Updated: September 13, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Time to make hay with lawn care

Our scorching summer hasn't been very kind to lawns, but don't give up on them now. Early autumn is...

Updated: August 30, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Wasps crash the party

A reader writes: What's with those bees that are all over my deck? We can't so much as enjoy a...

Updated: August 16, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Blossom bites

Most of us categorize our gardens either as flower or vegetable gardens. But some gardens are a surprising mixture of...

Updated: June 14, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Do-it-yourself lawn service

If left to its own devices, your grass will undoubtedly deteriorate and grow thinner and weedier by the year. Even...

Updated: April 19, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Almost 30 years of garden tales and trends

This month, I retired from the University of Minnesota, exactly 28 years to the day from when I began my...

Updated: April 05, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Ready, set, start your seedlings

The days are getting longer and sunnier. There's a hint of spring in the air. It's almost here: decision time!Before...

Updated: March 01, 2005, - 10:00 PM

After-care for amaryllis

Amaryllis bulbs have become a fixture of Christmas gift-giving and holiday decor. It's such fun to watch their speedy development...

Updated: February 15, 2005, - 10:00 PM

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