Nancy Rose

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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

Butterfly bush, though not hardy, transplants easily

Q I planted several butterfly bushes about four years ago, and they have been doing great. I know they are...

Updated: May 11, 2004, - 11:00 PM

How to care for a crabapple

QWe have a 25-year-old flowering crabapple that drops its leaves all summer. We were told to pick up all the...

Updated: April 27, 2004, - 11:00 PM

Worm waste

Want not with worm wasteBy Nancy RoseContributing WriterOI have heard that worm castings make a good fertilizer. What...

Updated: March 30, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Espalier a practical and artistic addition to a garden

Q. What exactly is espalier? Is this something I could do in my garden?AEspalier is a centuries-old technique for training...

Updated: March 09, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Will white aparagus grow in Minnesota?

Q. I have seen white asparagus in grocery stores. Is this a different kind of asparagus, and can it be...

Updated: February 03, 2004, - 10:00 PM

A rose for any other zone may not bloom as sweet

Q I have two climbing roses. The plants are very tall but they never bloom. Is there some way to...

Updated: January 27, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Hydrangea blooms affected by winter kill and transplanting

Q. I'm having problems getting hydrangeas to bloom. I have three 'Nikko Blue' that don't bloom at all. I also...

Updated: January 13, 2004, - 10:00 PM

Nancy Rose: Appreciating winter's subtle beauty

Masses of flame red tulips march across the lawn. Luscious pink peonies, velvety purple Siberian iris and celestial blue delphiniums...

Updated: December 23, 2003, - 10:00 PM

Room and gourd for birds

Q. We grew birdhouse gourds and harvested quite a few this fall. How do we turn them into birdhouses?A. Birdhouse...

Updated: November 11, 2003, - 10:00 PM

Jack-in-the-pulpit can be started from seed

Q A Jack-in-the-pulpit plant in my garden has a big cluster of red berries. Can I plant these berries to...

Updated: October 21, 2003, - 11:00 PM

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