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

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

A handful of garden tasks to tackle now

After our long, strange winter, we're anxious to get outdoors and do a little yard work. But as the season...

Updated: May 06, 2003, - 11:00 PM

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