Nancy Rose

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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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This gardener's life is just full of beans

Garden column for July 30, 1998 Nancy RoseThis gardener's life is just full of beans By Nancy...

Updated: July 29, 1998, - 11:00 PM

Crabapple affected by scab

QWe have a 30-year-old 'Vanguard' flowering crabapple. It blooms nicely and has small fruits that the birds eat. The problem...

Updated: July 22, 1998, - 11:00 PM

Don't apply Epsom salts without a soil test

QI understand that I should apply Epsom salts to my tomato plants so the blooms set. When should I...

Updated: July 08, 1998, - 11:00 PM

'Bean trees' are catalpas

QWhat can you tell me about "bean trees?" I don't know the actual name, but this is what we...

Updated: June 24, 1998, - 11:00 PM

Ants are not key to peony blooms

QI have heard that ants must eat the shell off of peony buds the flower will open. Is this...

Updated: June 10, 1998, - 11:00 PM

How to make a small garden look bigger

QWhat shall we plant in our small section of yard? We usually plant a mixture of flowers, but I...

Updated: May 27, 1998, - 11:00 PM

How to grow a gardener

I must confess. About three weeks ago I planted some seeds in my garden. It was a spur-of-the-moment act, unpremeditated,...

Updated: April 29, 1998, - 11:00 PM

Grow sprouts for salads, but be careful which kind

QI'd like to grow my own sprouts for salads. What seeds can be sprouted for eating, and how do...

Updated: April 22, 1998, - 11:00 PM

Help wildflowers survive beneath deciduos trees

QI have a group of large sugar maples in my back yard. It is too shady to grow much...

Updated: April 08, 1998, - 11:00 PM

Japanese persimmon can't survive outdoors

QA friend from California gave me a small, bare-root 'Fuyu' Japanese persimmon tree for Christmas. I potted it and...

Updated: March 25, 1998, - 10:00 PM

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