In 2000 we grew some Dahlias for the first time, which we bought from the Eagan Garden Club flower sale. We liked them very much and will start including them in our garden. Here are some Dahlia information and sources web pages:
In 2000 we grew some Marigolds for the first time. Some Marigolds are good for Butterfly gardening, which you can learn more about here.
Also in 2000, some friends gave us a couple of African Violets. How to grow perfect African Violets is a neat place to learn about caring for these plants.
I got the following plants for my wildflower area in 2001 from Prairie Restorations:
Later in the summer I went to Landscape Alternatives and got the following plants, all but the last of which are wildflowers:
In the Spring of 2001, I got, from Out Back Nursery the first of the following two shrubs and one day may get the third shrub and the groundcover:
I wanted to get the following shrub and groundcover for the spring of 2001, but it seems they are not native to MN:
In March of 2001 I found out, from the Univ. of MN Extension, that some 4-8' Austrian Pines we have are suffering from Dothistroma, a needle blight caused by a fungus. I was informed to treat the trees with one of the following: