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

Low-light specials

During the winter, houseplants may be one of the few things that keep us connected to things green and growing....

Updated: January 18, 2005, - 10:00 PM

Gardening: Catalogs sow seeds of inspiration

The catalogs have been arriving in our mailboxes for some time now, urging us to order plants and seeds for...

Updated: January 04, 2005, - 10:00 PM

A tree for all

A survey published this spring in the American Christmas Tree Journal reported that only 22 percent of U.S. households with...

Updated: December 07, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Long-blooming flowers brighten holiday scene

L ike traditional cornucopias, flowers can be a tangible reminder of the bounty we...

Updated: November 23, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Keeping the green in evergreens

It's not unusual for conifers to go into winter looking green and healthy, only to emerge looking brown, thanks to...

Updated: November 09, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Tucking in your garden for fall

It's time to wrap up what has been a strange and challenging garden season, one that was exceptionally cool and...

Updated: October 19, 2004, - 11:00 PM

Minor bulbs can put on a major show

To most people, spring bulbs conjure images of bright red tulips and golden daffodils. But there's a whole group of...

Updated: October 05, 2004, - 11:00 PM

Fall can be a good time to put down plant roots

When is the best time to plant in Minnesota? The answer depends largely on what type of plants you're...

Updated: August 31, 2004, - 11:00 PM

If your lawn looks seedy, try reseeding

If your lawn has been looking sad recently, it's time to give it some first aid. Even if you don't...

Updated: August 17, 2004, - 11:00 PM

Late bloomers keep garden growing

It's a challenge to design a flower garden with the right combination of plants that look vibrant throughout the summer....

Updated: August 03, 2004, - 11:00 PM

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