So That’s How You Say It

Here is a list of commonly mispronounced author names. How many have you been saying correctly?   Avi – ah-VEE Chris Bohjalian – bo-jail-yen (first syllable pronounced like to tie a bow) Michael Chabon – SHAY-bun Paulo Coelho – POW-loo KWAY-lew Eion Colfer – Owen COLfer (Eoin is a very old Irish name, rarely used outside Ireland with this…
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Growing Garlic In Minnesota

  Master Gardeners Dale and Judi Lauer gave an informative presentation on garlic at the library. So what do you really need to know to grow garlic in Minnesota? Hardneck vs. Softneck Hardneck varities produce a scape. Typically, hardneck varieties have 4 to 12 cloves surrounding the flower stalk and because of the hard flower…
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Tropical Landscaping

Ines Sastre spends half of the year living in Puerto Rico. She presented a very informational program as part of our Master Gardeners series. Here are a few things I learned: Palms are a dominant element Bromeliads and orchids are another element Epiphytes are commonly used Many plants are from India and Asia Home gardens…
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Container Gardening Tips

Master Gardener Anita Lewison provided some great information for beginning gardeners. Here are some things I learned from her presentation: Proper Drainage – If there is not enough drainage, plants can rot. Drill or punch extra holes in your pots as needed. Light requirements – Put the pot in the selected spot and check how…
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The Girl In The Title

It may have started long before The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but book titles containing girl seem to be more than a trend. Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train are recent popular titles. So which “girl book” will be the next favorite? The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell Imagine that…
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