Even though I’m an Extension Master Gardener, I’ve been perplexed about some of the issues going on in my garden this year.  Especially when it comes to all the plant loss I had in my perennial gardens that I’m pretty sure is due to a bitterly cold early winter with no snow cover to insulate the ground.  

And I know I’m not alone. Often what’s going on in your yard and garden is not too far different from what goes on in the yards and gardens of educated and well-seasoned Master Gardeners. 

Although we don’t have all the answers to every gardening question, we certainly have the resources to find those answers. And in the process, we very often learn something new ourselves. 

The stories you tell, the pictures you show us, and the plant samples you bring to us help us to help you solve, or at least explain, what’s going on in your yard and garden. 

Most of us now have cell phones with cameras, so please take the time to take a picture of the plant or problem you want to ask us about.

The Almelund Threshing Show is a great place to visit and talk with a Chisago County Master Gardener. Our log cabin location is at the east end of the threshing grounds right behind the Old Courthouse Building. The Threshing Show runs from Friday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 11. 

In addition to the Master Gardeners, our location has many helpful displays and also handout information to take with you. You can also sign up to be on our mailing list to receive our newsletter, plant sale information and any other upcoming events. See you at the Threshing Show!

 Donna Tatting is a Chisago County Master Gardener. 

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