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Ask the Master Gardener: 3 easy steps to create your own terrarium – Brainerd Dispatch

Dear Master Gardener: I would like to grow plants in a used to grow plant. Should I put rocks in the bottom first, then soil, then plants? Answer: Terrariums are easy to put together and very low maintenance. They were very popular in the 1970s and have made a resurgence in popularity. When properly planted …

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Ask the Master Gardener: The best defenses against invading boxelder and other bugs – Brainerd Dispatch

Dear Master Gardener: Boxelder bugs and a new pest that is greyish-brown and looks like it’s wearing a shield, are invading my home. What should I do? Answer: Boxelder bugs, marmorated stinkbugs and Asian lady beetles are all extremely annoying, but thankfully do no harm. The best line of defense for these home invaders is …

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