Gardening has never been more popular! Families, retirees and even budget-conscious singles are pulling up their shirtsleeves, picking up trowels and planting gardens. Experts claim the number of gardening Americans has increased by 20 percent over the last few years.
A great resource for gardeners, the Arboretum offers model gardens for growing vegetables, herbs and annual and perennial flowers, plus acres of extensive plant collections. Additional support is provided through year-round horticultural classes and the Yard and Garden help desk. The Andersen Horticultural Library in the Snyder Building is a treasure trove of gardening information.
Perhaps the best resource is the Arboretum staff with its extensive academic and experiential knowledge of all things green and growing. Staff member Peter Moe, Arboretum operations director and gardening expert, offers the following tips to help grow your garden.
Gardening Tips by Season
For more seasonal gardening information visit www.melindamyers.com.
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Prairie Yard & Garden is a top-rated horticulture program produced by the University of Minnesota, Morris in cooperation with Pioneer Public Television, and hosted by Larry Zilliox. In this episode, Peter Moe, the Arboretum's operations director, introduces many varieties of lilacs.