Carefree cottage gardening

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 7, 2010 - 1:00 PM

A Brooklyn Park yard evolved into a haven for the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees.

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hope4allDec. 8, 1010:42 AM

This is great. Very pretty. However, shouldn't the tribune be having articles about winter gardening and making holiday arrangements or wreaths this time of year?

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wondergirlDec. 8, 1010:53 AM

Ahhhhh - summer... can't wait to start digging in the dirt!

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suefranpatDec. 8, 1010:56 AM

Thanks! It makes me feel warm and have hope that spring will come. Eventually.

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happydays07Dec. 8, 10 1:01 PM

This is the perfect time of year for an article and pictures of a summer garden. It gives me ideas and I have time now to plan for next summer since I'm not out mowing, pulling weeds, deadheading, etc.

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benvogtDec. 8, 10 1:54 PM

You don't have to bring in dirt to have a garden! Why make it appear harder than it really is? I suppose if all you want to grow are exotic nonnative plants, then yes, bring in the dirt. I have terrible clay in my 1500 foot garden, but it's forced me to 1) find plants I love that I never would have found otherwise and 2) my soil is becoming less clay each year as I add a layer of fresh compost and wood chips, learning how natural processes work. Keep in mind, plants also break apart clay and amend it, like prairie plants, which can also give you the cottage feel if you desire, but are much more tolerant of poor soil, in general (and clay is a rich soil, just sticky--always a good idea to get a soil test done).

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monkeybananaDec. 8, 10 5:08 PM

I agree with hope. Some suggestions about something for Christmas (besides pointsedias)would be great.

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kink1987Dec. 9, 1012:55 PM

Thank you for the beautiful pictures and wonderful descriptions. I love the winter landscape, but it is so encouraging to remember how beautiful MN is in the summer. I can almost hear the bees as I read the article!

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glamorousvivDec. 9, 10 6:16 PM

What a BEAUTIFUL garden this couple has created! My goal for this spring is to work on creating something similar in my own back yard...I have the plans all drawn up, and have been researching this since November, and pretty much decided what I am going to do with it. This is a great motivational story for those of us planning for spring. It makes me feel like yes, eventually...this snow will thaw and things will be green, again. I only hope my lawn will look even 1/2 as nice. PS - To those complaining that this should be an article about Christmas - Must everything be about one single holiday week upon week upon week?

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