Mystery Plants and Garden Planning

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This week we tackle the perennial question: Do I let the landscaping grow in this first year I own my home, or do I change everything out right away?

We cover plant identification, landscaping tips, how to remove dangerous/problem thorny interlopers, and garden planning resources.

Resources:
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!
http://www.gopherstateonecall.org/homeowners

Ask a Master Gardener, U of M Extension Service:
https://extension.umn.edu/master-gardener/ask-master-gardener

DNR Invasive Species Resource:
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrial/index.html

Permaculture:
https://permacultureprinciples.com/principles/

Minnesota Wildflowers:
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/

Our favorite travel mugs from Thermos!
https://www.thermos.com/drink/mugs-tumblers/genuine-thermos-brand-stainless-king-vacuum-insulated-stainless-steel-travel-tumbler-16oz.html

What not to do in Minnesota – thistles LOVE this stuff! This whole section eventually became overrun with thistles, and we had to nuke it from orbit.

Buckthorn identification from the Minnesota DNR site:
https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/buckthorn/index.html

Common Buckthorn
Glossy Buckthorn
Artist’s rendition of what the interior of your overgrown shrubs looks like


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