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Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Rare white squirrels show up in Alexandria
Senior Fishing Day is a go again as Viking Sportsmen honor Bosek
Strege optimistic area pheasants came through the hatch OK
Dogfish grabs on and doesn't let go
Lake Ida producing again for area bass tourneys
Carolyn E. Koudela
1968: Alexandria native caught up in Miami hijacking
Letter to the Editor: Victim advocates are unsung heroes
An Echo Press Editorial: A guide to newspaper terms
Letter to the Editor: White Evangelicals bring sadness
Letter to the Editor: In abortion issue, remember commandment
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
After 54 years on Broadway, Ben Franklin to close its doors
Hagstrom named 'Top 25 Women in Business'
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Home and Garden
July 18, 2018
Learning to compost University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will continue their series of free informative gardening sessions at the library with a Tuesday, July 24, talk about composting. Steve Henry will teach how to recycle lawn, garden and kitchen...
12 hours 53 min ago
July 6, 2018
Gardens run the gamut: 2018 tour features exotics and natives, commercial displays and private retreats
This year's Tour of Gardens on Sunday, July 8, showcases five gardens that are very different from each other and include commercial sites and...
July 6, 2018 - 6:20pm
April 18, 2018
Gardening despite Mother Nature
Really, Mother Nature!!! Historic April blizzard?? Haven't we suffered enough?? Okay, enough pouting. Winter will end, spring will be here, and we have all learned that it is not nice to taunt Mother Nature. So, what now? There are still plenty of gardening things you can do to prepare...
April 18, 2018 - 3:20pm
April 12, 2018
Getting ready to plant
Never mind the snow. On Tuesday, April 17, Douglas County master gardeners will kick off a series aimed at the home gardener. Offered through University of Minnesota Extension, the classes will be offered for free without pre-registration from noon-1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library...
April 12, 2018 - 10:34am
March 22, 2018
Spice up your garden with red plants
Red is an energizing color to use in your garden pallet, and your plant choices go way beyond the ubiquitous rose and geranium. Scores of plants come in countless shades of red, and, well used, can create an eye-popping garden. Here are a few to consider when shopping for new plants...
March 22, 2018 - 12:44pm
March 7, 2018
Bergeson highlights gardening day events
It's that time of year again. Spring is just around the corner, seeds are ordered, and master gardeners across the state are gearing up for their annual education days. The University of Minnesota Master Gardeners of Douglas County are no exception. On Saturday, April 7, Let's...
March 7, 2018 - 11:58am
February 28, 2018
Why have a garden? Good question
The first question you should ask yourself when planning a new garden is "Why do I want a garden?" Maybe you have a shady spot where grass won't...
February 28, 2018 - 2:09pm
January 17, 2018
Trott: Growing plants without soil
Hydroponics is "the cultivation of plants without soil." The plant's roots can either be in water or in a growing medium like sand, gravel, perlite, peat moss, sawdust, coir, or rockwool. Hydroponic systems are often used when the supply of water and farmland are scarce or among home...
January 17, 2018 - 5:03am
October 18, 2017
Putting your garden to bed
Fall is a bittersweet time of beginnings and endings. Bright yellow school buses abound as children start a brand new school year. Rose bushes burst with their last colorful blossoms; tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are plentiful; and my kitchen is filled with the mixed aromas of...
October 18, 2017 - 2:46pm
Tomato tasting at the library
It's time to talk tomatoes!The Douglas County Library and the Extension Master Gardeners are hosting a free locally-grown tomato tasting event at the library at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 23. People can vote for their favorite and find tomato varieties for next year's garden.If you have...
August 18, 2017 - 3:45pm
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
August 18, 2017 - 6:15am
January 25, 2017
Horticulture scholarships announced
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Douglas County will take applications through Friday, April 21, for two 2017 post-secondary scholarships. Each scholarship is $500 and will be awarded this spring.
January 25, 2017 - 11:00am
October 5, 2016
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Don't let your vegetable and fall flower gardens succumb to hungry deer. Even if you're lucky enough to be deer-free now, be vigilant and prepared...
October 5, 2016 - 3:00am
July 27, 2016
Save money, water by using rain barrels
By Melinda Myers Too much or not enough water and never when you need it seems to be a common lament of gardeners. Reduce the impact of these...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am
July 20, 2016
Gardening for the senses
By Don Kinzler Forum News Service I am so embarrassed. All our clay pots are the standard, terra cotta, reddish-tan color. The plants are doing...
July 20, 2016 - 12:00am