Welcome to DCMG's Gardening Site

Sharing reliable, locally specific gardening information with residents of the Douglas County, Minnesota, area.

A Great Year for Gardening in Douglas County

The year 2016 has been a good year for local gardening and many local gardeners have participated in the activities sponsored by our local Master Gardeners. As we move into winter, most of our projects for this year have come and gone, but there are still some gardening related projects to enjoy.

snow on plant

If you are a vegetable gardener, even as we moved into November we were still able to harvest food from our gardens. Carrots were still being dug, and fall cole crops were enjoying the cooler days (a few plants like kale can be available long into winter). For those focusing on flowers, plants like sedums are great winter attractions poking up through the snow.

Seed catalogs are already arriving in the mail. Before long we can begin planning next year’s gardens.

One thing we can do right now is to get out our calendars and reserve a date, Saturday, April 8th, 2017. That is when our annual Let’s Get Growing will be back. A great program of speakers is already scheduled and you will not want to miss it.

The Many Activities of Douglas County Master Gardeners

Among the most popular activities and projects of Douglas County Master Gardeners are the following:

In addition to participating in these events and activities you can also get personal help with your gardening questions by contacting one of Douglas County’s Master Gardeners personally. Check out the ways you can do this on the “Contact Us” page.