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

Anthuriums are nature's Valentines

Mother Nature grows her own Valentines. They're called anthuriums (aka flamingo flowers) and their waxy, heart-shaped blooms make stunning bouquets...

Updated: February 10, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Keep in touch with your inner gardener

What a relief, not to have to worry about the plants in our gardens, which are safely tucked away under...

Updated: December 16, 2003, - 10:00 PM

Bumper crop of winners

It won't be long before another spate of garden catalogs arrives, extolling the virtues of new flowers, fruits and vegetables....

Updated: November 18, 2003, - 10:00 PM

Mulching is year-round garden tool

Gardening books -- and newspaper columnists -- always advise mulching your plants. But to Minnesota gardeners, mulch means something quite...

Updated: October 14, 2003, - 11:00 PM

Goodnight gardens

In Minnesota, October's weather is often the mirror image of March: It comes in like a lamb, and goes out...

Updated: September 30, 2003, - 11:00 PM

Overwintering geraniums

There are many ways to overwinter geraniumsSome gardeners try to carry their geraniums from one summer to the next....

Updated: September 02, 2003, - 11:00 PM

It's time to beard the task of dividing iris

It's time to beard the task of dividing irisIt's rare to meet someone who doesn't admire iris, especially tall...

Updated: August 19, 2003, - 11:00 PM

Just add water: Lawns and gardens need regular moisture

How serious do we really need to be about watering our gardens and landscapes? Quite serious. Like us, plants depend...

Updated: July 15, 2003, - 11:00 PM

There still is time to plant flowers

Minnesotans consider Memorial Day weekend the perfect time to plant flowers. But life sometimes gets in the way. You get...

Updated: July 01, 2003, - 11:00 PM

Prevent or reduce gardening aches and pains

When I garden, I sometimes feel my age. And I'm not alone. Ironically, many of us reach the stage in...

Updated: June 24, 2003, - 11:00 PM

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