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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Add some ferment to your garden with vintage vinery

Looking for some plants that can provide fascinating foliage, beautiful flowers, showy fruit and can quickly cover the rusting remains...

Updated: August 21, 2002, - 11:00 PM

Corn smut thrives in hot, rainy weather

QI grew sweet corn this summer and most of it was fine, but several ears were oddly malformed. These ears...

Updated: July 11, 2002, - 11:00 PM

What to do when the bloom is off the daisies

QI bought some annual flowers that were called Passion cape daisies. They had nice lavender and pink flowers after...

Updated: July 10, 2002, - 11:00 PM

Strange clusters on pine trees are male flowering structures

QI've noticed some strange growths on the branches of my pine tree. There are clusters of a dozen or...

Updated: July 03, 2002, - 11:00 PM

Gardening: Clay soil needs to be amended to grow cover well

QThe west side of my back yard is a hill of very heavy clay soil. Turf grass will not...

Updated: June 12, 2002, - 11:00 PM

Let's hear some shouts for home-grown Brussels sprouts!

Before you wrinkle your nose and say "Eeewwww!," let me ask you this: Have you ever tasted...

Updated: May 29, 2002, - 11:00 PM

Do Gerbera daisies love us ... or not?

QI love gerbera daisies in floral arrangements. Can these be grown outdoors here? Are they annual or perennial?AGerbera daisy (Gerbera...

Updated: May 22, 2002, - 11:00 PM

White flowers make a stunning evening garden

QI want to make an evening garden with mostly white flowers. Can you recommend some white annual flowers that...

Updated: April 24, 2002, - 11:00 PM

Container gardeners are limited to spring-planting garlic

QI garden in containers on my garage roof. I planted garlic in a container last fall and I'm wondering...

Updated: April 10, 2002, - 11:00 PM

It's not easy to grow celery in Minnesota

QIs it possible to grow celery in this region?AYes,, but because of its demanding climate requirements, celery is quite...

Updated: March 27, 2002, - 10:00 PM

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