The Care of Peonies in Minnesota

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Although peonies die back to the ground each fall in Minnesota’s climate, the roots stay alive beneath the soil. They flourish again each spring to produce showy pink, red, white or yellow flowers. Even when they’re not blooming, their glossy green leaves provide a background for other flowers in the garden. They can take a…


When Do I Split Peonies in Minnesota?

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Many peonies are hardy to United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 2, making them a reliable garden plant in Minnesota where winter freezes can begin as early as Sept. 1. Spring comes late. Minnesota’s last hard freeze occurs from May 1 to June 1. Considerations Peonies bloom in early spring. They often begin…


Favorable harvest conditions continue in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Another week of above-average temperatures and limited rain helped Minnesota crops mature and let farmers make rapid harvest progress. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its weekly crop weather report Monday, also warns of precipitation shortfalls in the southern third of Minnesota. Topsoil moisture was rated 7 percent very short,…


Minn. smallgrain farmers make harvest progress

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Minn. small-grain farmers make harvest progress Eds: APNewsNow. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Limited rain helped Minnesota’s small-grain producers make progress on harvesting while development of the Corn crop is catching up to the averages. In its weekly crop weather report Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Minnesota’s spring wheat and barley producers harvested 54…


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