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

Winter Gardening Projects

winter sedum in snow

Many of us enjoyed our garden beds well into the fall as unusually mild weather held on longer than normal. But now that snow is on the ground and the ground is frozen, we must turn our minds in a different direction.

Most of us are starting to look forward to next spring. We have received a good number of seed catalogs that we have put aside where we can browse through of them as we plan for next season's planting.

Actually, there are many garden activities that we can continue on through the winter months. Robin Trott in her garden column on October 5th wrote, “Garden’s Put to Bed, Now What?” In her column she discusses seven great possibilities (and actually there are many more—she does’t even mention sharpening and repairing tools, for example).

Check it out. You are sure to find some ideas you can explore now that will make your gardening even more enjoyable next year. Keep your garden in mind through the winter and get prepared for next year.

Meanwhile your Master Gardeners are working hard already planning for our classes next spring and other activities I am sure you will enjoy.

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.