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

Recent content from Nancy Rose

Gardening: Beneficial bugs

Where there is a garden there are bugs. Most gardeners are familiar with bad bugs -- potato beetles that devour...

Updated: March 29, 2000, - 10:00 PM

Nancy Rose: Containers are best way to grow in tight spaces

QWe moved to an apartment last fall, and I already miss the small garden space I used to have. Do...

Updated: March 22, 2000, - 10:00 PM

Fussy seeds: Delphiniums are high-maintenance germinators

QI bought a packet of delphinium seeds last spring and sowed half of them indoors in April. No plants...

Updated: February 23, 2000, - 10:00 PM

How to propagate clematis

Q: We have a very beautiful clematis that we would like to know how to propagate, since the nursery...

Updated: September 08, 1999, - 11:00 PM

Rose: What to do if lilacs fail to flower fully

Q: We have a 25-to 30-year-old White French Hybrid lilac tree that bloomed well last year but had only...

Updated: August 25, 1999, - 11:00 PM

Rose varieties require different treatment

Q: I have planted some rugosa roses and a couple of floribunda roses. Do I have to prune them...

Updated: August 11, 1999, - 11:00 PM

Confession of a horticultural elitist

Iused to be a horticultural elitist when it came to plants with colored foliage. Show me a gold-foliaged...

Updated: July 28, 1999, - 11:00 PM

Soil pH may be cause of raspberry problems

QWe have 'Heritage' raspberries that are not doing well. Last year and this year they have had yellowish leaves and...

Updated: July 07, 1999, - 11:00 PM

There are several reasons apple trees lose fruit early

Q I have a young apple tree that bloomed for the first time this year. When I recently looked...

Updated: June 09, 1999, - 11:00 PM

There are many books available to help gardeners learn plant identification

QI would like to consult a book with details on flowers such as type of inflorescence, blossom attachment, stems,...

Updated: May 26, 1999, - 11:00 PM

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