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Even winter has gardening to-dos


December 27, 2019

Carlton County Extension

While some consider January and February to be a gardener’s “off season,” there’s actually plenty to do and see in the winter for the average gardener.

The following are some tips and activities to get you through the bitter cold months and to prepare for the upcoming gardening season.


The best time to prune most trees and shrubs is late winter or the dormant season. Pruning changes the form and growth of a plant. Pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance for both insect and disease damage. Many problems can b...

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