HomeGrown 10/12/08 – Year in Review & MN 'Weed Museum'

by Brad Yost on October 12, 2008

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s fabulous weed museum and the equally fabulous Jefferson County Horticulturist Donna Michael are the stars of HomeGrown this week. Bob Hill visits the Minnesota arboretum, where weeds are showcased as a learning experience. Donna Michael visits the HomeGrown studio for a review of the 2008 gardening year, from the cicadas of June to the late summer drought, and of course the wind storm of September.  She has great tips for homeowners on assessing current tree damage, and mitigating future problems.

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Rita Butler October 16, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Hi Jeneen and Bob,

I love your show. It is the best thing on wfpl.

I have a question. Recently my husband and I added a room to our garage with skylights and southern facing windows. I was wondering if would be worthwhile trying to winter over some of my annuals like geraniums and coleus to plant back out in my yard next spring? I know geraniums can keep growing because when I lived out in Ca. there were geranium plants 3 feet high. Any other suggestions of ways I could use this room to grow plants? Could I grow miniature fruit trees indoors?

Brad Yost October 23, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Rita, according to Jeneen:
“Absolutely you can winter over annual containers here. I would try to keep it on the cool side and cut the plants back a bit….and water sparingly, just enough to keep them alive without encouraging too much active growth during the winter. ”
Thanks for your interest, Brad@HomeGrown

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