of Douglas County
Looking Forward to a Great New Year
Fall hung on for a long time for 2013, but suddenly we dropped from highs in the forties or more to highs in the teens and some days below zero. While winter does not officially begin until December 21st, by the first of December it felt like it had arrived already.
But winter is not a time to forget gardening. It is a good time to read and prepare for the following year. Get started with some of the articles on this site. Then look at the material under Other Horticultural Sites.
If you have not done it before, why not plan to start some of your own seedlings in 2014. It is a good way to get started with some of the less common varieties for which seeds are available from catalogs or online but plants are rare in local nurseries.
Welcome to DCMG's Gardening Site
Sharing reliable, locally specific gardening information with residents of the Douglas County, Minnesota, area
This last year a large number of participants enjoyed our major events, the Let’s Get Growing Workshop, the Plant Sale, and the Garden Tours. We hope you have enjoyed them and that you also stopped by our booth at the Douglas County Fair last August. We are already planning and working on some great events throughout 2014!
A wide variety of gardening educational opportunities are provided to the people of Douglas County each year through a growing number of programs made available by Douglas County Master Gardeners.
Descriptions of many of these are found in the section called Douglas County Master Gardener Activities. On this page you will find the most important ones publicized with participation details as they come up on the calendar.
Check back often for opportunities to get involved in our programs and to learn more about gardening in our area. Remember, we are here to help make your gardening more enjoyable.
The Many Activities of Douglas County Master Gardeners
Among the most popular activities and projects of Douglas County Master Gardeners are the following:
- “Let’s Get Growing” Workshop
- Master Gardeners’ Garden Tour
- Terrace Learning Garden
- Gardening Classes
- Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale
- See our Activities page for many more.
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.