Greengirls Helen Yarmoska, Nicole Hvidsten, Martha Buns, Connie Nelson, Kim Palmer and Mary Jane Smetanka are dishin' the dirt from the back-yard garden and beyond. Whether you're a greenthumb or greenhorn, they're eager to learn from your mishaps, mistakes - and most importantly, your sweet successes - all growing season long.
Each garden year has its quirks. 2012 was marked by an early Spring that included an apple-blossom-zapping frost, some extreme heat that stopped tomatoes from progressing and a dry, dry August and fall.
When the weather forecaster says “snow in Minnesota” it’s time to hang up the garden trowel. This is the last GreenGirls posting for this season.
Enjoy reading through older posts and stay optimistic for a garden-wonderful 2013. Hope for much snow this Winter! Our trees, yards and farm fields need it.
So until next Spring, we’re covered up with mulch!
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