Nancy Rose

Columnist | Digging In
Phone: 612-673-9073
Nancy Rose is a horticulturist with the University of Minnesota Extension. To ask her a gardening question, call 612-673-9073 and leave a message. She will answer questions in this column only

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Gardening: A tall evergreen with browning needles

QWe have three 50-foot-tall evergreens in our yard. The needles are sparse and some are turning brown. What...

Updated: November 07, 2001, - 10:00 PM

Container plants need winter protection

QI have five white pine seedlings, each about a foot tall, in 5-gallon cedar planters. I also have...

Updated: October 24, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Nancy Rose: Multi-trunked trees created by nurseries, not nature

QThe white birch tree in our yard has four trunks. All the other birch trees in our neighborhood...

Updated: October 10, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Gardening: Two bleeding hearts -- one strong, one weak

QOne of my two bleeding heart plants is yellow and droopy, the other is healthy. They are planted...

Updated: September 26, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Heat may cause bleeding heart to fade earlier

Q One of my two bleeding heart plants is yellow and droopy, the other is healthy. They are...

Updated: September 12, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Blueberries need sun, bees, acidic fertilizer, lots of water

Q. I have some blueberry plants near some raspberries. I have twovarieties of blueberries, so I think they're gettingcross-pollinated, but...

Updated: August 08, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Oakleaf hydrangea is marginally hardy

QI understand that oakleaf hydrangea is not fully hardy here, but I miss it (I used to garden...

Updated: June 27, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Shrubs: The glue that holds a landscape design together

Shrubs are an essential element in a well-designed landscape, yet too often they are treated as mere dust ruffles --...

Updated: April 11, 2001, - 11:00 PM

'Goldsturm' rudbeckia hit by leaf disease

Q I have several large plantings of `Goldsturm' rudbeckia in my yard. yard. Over the past year or two, the...

Updated: March 21, 2001, - 10:00 PM

Bulbs, corms, tubers -- what's the distinction?

Q I see the words bulbs, corms and tubers used in gardening catalogs. What's the difference between them? Do onions...

Updated: March 07, 2001, - 10:00 PM

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