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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Here's where plant names originate, and why you should know them

Liriodendron tulipifera. Metasequoia glyptostroboides. Ampelopsis brevipedunculata.Do these plant names trip lightly off your tongue, or do they revive nightmarish memories...

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

How to get to the root of horseradish dilemma

Q I have two questions. First, can horseradish roots be dug for use in early spring? And second, how...

Updated: April 21, 1999, - 11:00 PM

Cannas, tuberous begonias and dahlias are popular summer-blooming bulbs

QI grow gladioluses every summer and am now interested in growing other summer-blooming bulbs. Can you please tell me...

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

Forced flowers can bloom again

Q I received a nice pot of forced flower bulbs, of different kinds, last month. The flowers have all...

Updated: March 24, 1999, - 10:00 PM

A weed by any other name would be as troublesome

QIs there a legal definition of a weed?AThe standard horticultural definition of a weed is that it's...

Updated: March 10, 1999, - 10:00 PM

There are many new sweet corn varieties to choose among

QI want to order sweet corn seeds this year, but I'm a little confused about the different types. Is...

Updated: February 24, 1999, - 10:00 PM

Highbush cranberry is an ornamental

Q I have heard of a plant called highbush cranberry. Does this plant really produce cranberries that you could eat?A...

Updated: February 10, 1999, - 10:00 PM

These plantings attract birds

QOur family has become very interested in bird watching. We keep several types of feeders filled all year and...

Updated: January 27, 1999, - 10:00 PM

Why a spider plant turns brown, why an amaryllis won't bloom, and birch ID

QMy spider plant keeps getting brown tips on the leaves. Sometimes the whole leaf turns brown. I think I've kept...

Updated: January 13, 1999, - 10:00 PM

Resolve to try something new in garden of 1999

It's New Year's Eve, the traditional time to review the year that is ending and make resolutions for the coming...

Updated: December 30, 1998, - 10:00 PM

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