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

Digging In: Prairie plants for plots

These six plants bring a taste of Minnesota's prairie heritage to your back yard.

Updated: August 14, 2007, - 11:56 PM

Mild winters are no carte blanche for gardeners

Warmer winters don't give Twin Cities-area gardeners a guarantee that warmer-weather plants will survive here.

Updated: January 17, 2006, - 10:15 AM

Plant functions are a matter of light and dark

Day length affects when plants flower, when bulbs form and how shrubs survive winter.

Updated: January 03, 2006, - 11:45 AM

Meditation gardens invite you down calming paths

The spiritual component of gardening isn't new, but there's been growing appreciation of it in recent years. And gardens designed...

Updated: November 08, 2005, - 10:00 PM

Autumn in living color

Sure, our winters are long and cold, our springs are short and not always so sweet, and our summers are...

Updated: October 04, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Fall harvest

When should I harvest my pumpkins and butternut squash? Some look ripe but others don't. I also have some peppers...

Updated: September 27, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Didn't plant in spring? It's still not too late

In the spring I never seem to have time to do all the planting I intend to do. Are there...

Updated: September 06, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Favorite maxi and mini plants

The State Fair -- the celebration of all things excessively large or small -- is just around the corner. From...

Updated: August 09, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Hardly hardy

A reader writes: We visited Washington, D.C., when all the flowering cherries were blooming this year. I've never seen cherry...

Updated: May 17, 2005, - 11:00 PM

The fine points of spring trimming

A reader writes: When is the best time to cut back ornamental grasses? I like to leave the fluffy seed...

Updated: April 12, 2005, - 11:00 PM

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