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When is the best time to trim shrubs and trees?

28 June 2010

Shade trees and ornamental trees can be pruned any time during the spring summer or early fall. If you are pruning back whole limbs, keep in mind that if the cut left on the tree is larger than a Quarter, you should apply a pruning sealer, which acts as a bandage for the tree. Fruit [...]

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What is the difference between wave petunias and regular petunias?

28 June 2010

Wave petunias have a unique trailing growth habit and are highly prolific in their blooming. They drape over the sides of containers and raised beds and are great summer performers. A regular petunia has an upright or bush growth habit. It may spread slightly, but will not drape down as dramatically as a Wave petunia. [...]

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What “zone” are we in?

28 June 2010

Minot, ND is located in USDA climate zone 3a in well protected spots in the river valley and USDA climate zone 3b on the hills or the surrounding prairie areas. Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), ND is located in USDA climate zone 3b. The only perennial plant material that Lowe’s Garden Center carries is specifically [...]

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What does it mean when people talk about “zone” ?

28 June 2010

For purposes of garden planning, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has divided the country into bands, based on average low temperatures. Minot, ND falls into USDA Climate zone 3a in the valley and 3b on the hills or the surrounding prairie areas. Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), ND is located in USDA climate [...]

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When do I plant bulbs?

28 June 2010

There are spring planted and fall planted bulbs, depending on the bulb crop you were looking to raise. Tulips, hyacinth, Allium, Crocus, Daffodils, all flower in early spring and are all planted in the late fall before a frost. These bulbs are all cued into blooming by temperature changes. They require a period of cooling [...]

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What is the difference between zonal geranium and a seed geranium?

28 June 2010

Zonal geraniums are propogated (reproduced) by taking cuttings. They are generally newer colors and varieties than their seed cousins. Seed geraniums are grown from seed.

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Can my annual survive inside during the winter?

28 June 2010

Over-wintering annuals depends on your lighting conditions and on the type of plant. Many people have success wintering geraniums in the house. Hibiscus, Ivy plants and many varieties of succulents do well in doors, as well. Some gardeners have even found success with Begonias. Plants like petunias, however, require more natural light per day that [...]

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Local florist, James Lowe, AIFD, Teaches in Minneapolis

7 June 2010

Last week your local floral artist James L. Lowe, AIFD, CFD was teaching at the Institute of Floristry located inside Koehler & Dramm Wholesale Florist in Minneapolis, MN. This was Lowe’s second class for the IOF. It was well attended and students were a combination of both professionals currently in the industry, career changers, and [...]

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Mother’s Day Favorites: Lowe’s Employees recommend:

7 May 2010

The employees at Lowe’s Floral have made the following great recommendations of their personal favorites for Mother’s Day: Ginger likes the Gardener’s Delight. It’s a beautiful collection of garden blooms including garden gloves. James prefers Alstroemeria with Attitude. He thinks it’s simple, clean and beautiful! Kim loves to give Gift Certificates. She likes to let [...]

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Best way to avoid FlowerFraud this Mother’s Day

5 May 2010

FlowerFraud is our new word for the fake Online Florists and Direct Shipping florists who misinform the public about their location and their qualifications. We were reminded of how often fake online florist pray on the public today when a couple called to send flowers to the wife’s mother. They had seen flowers and chocolates [...]

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