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Three common garden pests — and a 17-year visitor who isn’t

OK, so you’ve got your vegetable and flower transplants in the ground, their roots are reaching out into surrounding soil, and stems are starting to grow. Wait before you turn your back on them! A few — just a few — common pests might be lurking. Transplants are threatened by three ...

How to plan an eco-friendly remodel without overspending

When Cliff and Karen Tyllick set out to install solar panels on their Austin, Texas , home in 2012, their goal was to reduce their carbon footprint. The fact that they also saved thousands of dollars upfront and lowered their bills was a nice bonus. Solar panel installation can cost $15,000 ...

Manage mosquitoes to better enjoy your outdoor space

Dine, play, and enjoy your outdoor spaces more than ever this year by managing annoying and disease-spreading mosquitoes. Use a multifaceted approach to boost your enjoyment and help keep mosquitoes away. Plan your outdoor activities when mosquitoes are less active. Females are the ones ...

Going beyond the traditional window-box garden

The gardening world has a tried-and-true formula for the perfect window box: a thriller, a filler and a spiller. You simply can’t go wrong with a tall red geranium amid a tranquil bed of white impatiens and cascading vines of ivy. But maybe you’re an experienced window box gardener ...

Menoken Farm tours, gardening session set for June 22

BISMARCK – Registrations are being taken for the 2021 Menoken Farm garden and field tours/gardening educational sessions scheduled for June 22. The events will be held at Menoken Farm, Burleigh County Soil Conservation District’s conservation demonstration site east of Bismarck. This ...

Pollinator project promotes biodiversity

Volunteers with the Minot Pollinator Project were planting gardens Sunday with the aim of both boosting the local ecosystem and enhancing the beauty of vacant flood acquisition properties. Two gardens were planted Sunday in southwest Minot and a third is planned in northeast Minot under a ...