Garden Centers Mankato MN

A garden center is a retail location that supplies the products to meet all your landscaping needs. Garden centers also employ horticulturists that can answer any gardening questions or help you solve garden related problems. Here you will find additional information on Garden Centers, as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.

Drummer's Garden Center & Floral
(507) 388-4877
281 Saint Andrews Court
Mankato, MN
Products / Services
Algaecide / Mossicide, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Animal / Insect Traps, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Balloons & Accessories, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Basket Liners, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Baskets & Wicker Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Biological Control, Biostimulant, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Bulk Seed, Business Services, Cactus…

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Greenwood Nursery
(507) 629-3485
611 South 4th Street
Tracy, MN
Products / Services
Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Plants, Trees

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Olympic Trail Greenhouse
(651) 257-9291
28874 Olympic Trail
Lindstrom, MN
Products / Services
Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Ferns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Green Valley Greenhouse
(763) 753-1621
6530 Green Valley Road
Ramsey, MN
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Greenhouse Growers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Poinsettias, Potted Flowering Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Dec…

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Green Lake Nursery Inc
(320) 796-2178
270 Lake Ave N
Spicer, MN
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services

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Mediar
(507) 245-3384
506 Palmer Drive
Saint Clair, MN
Products / Services
Annuals

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Eveleth Floral Co & Greenhouse Inc
(218) 744-3340
516 Grant Ave
Eveleth, MN
Products / Services
Builders / Contractors, Florist

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Hermes Floral Company
(651) 646-7135
1750 East Larpenteur Avenue
St. Paul, MN
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Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Peaceful Thymes Gifts & Garden Center
(320) 974-8470
408 Pleasant Ave W
Atwater, MN
Products / Services
Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Mother Earth Gardens
(612) 724-2296
3738 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Products / Services
Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Organic Gardening Guide

You crave a connection to the earth. You're feeling the need to turn
seeds into veggies. But you haven't a clue how to begin. Well, don't despair.
Learn how you can grow your own.

By Lisa James

April 2005

One of the hot trends of the early seventies (along with way too much polyester) was the great back-to-the-land movement, which saw the children of plasticized suburbia donning overalls, moving to the country and living self-sufficiently off the (low) fat of the land. That’s when the notion of organic gardening—which uses natural methods to enhance soil, control weeds and restrain pests—really took off.

Today, organic growing has gone thoroughly mainstream, and plenty of suburban nine-to-fivers fit a spot of gardening into their busy schedules. You’ve been thinking about grabbing a hoe yourself, but don’t know where and how to begin. Well, with just a little bit of land and the basic information that follows, you’ll develop the proverbial green thumb (and you won’t even need overalls).

Planning Your Peas and Peppers

Eager as you may be to get digging, restrain your enthusiasm for just a moment. The biggest mistake beginners make is planting way more than they can care for—you don’t want the jewel of your April eye turning into a weedy, out-of-control eyesore by August. That’s why a little planning now can save you a lot of headaches later.

Top-Notch Tomatoes

If they grow nothing else, most gardeners cultivate tomatoes. And why not—a juicy tomato right off the vine is an exquisite dining sensation, especially when compared with the tasteless pasteballs that inhabit supermarket shelves. What’s more, tomatoes are almost ridiculously easy to grow (and are packed with lycopene, a red flavonoid associated with healthy hearts and prostates).

Tomatoes come in many styles: Classic round types, sandwich-stuffing beefsteaks, cute little cherries for salads, oblong paste varieties for sauces, tomatoes in yellow and other unusual hues. Your choice is wider if you grow from seed, but if this is your first garden, try transplant-ready seedlings first—ask about varieties that resist verticillium and fusarium wilts, diseases that can kill foliage and cut yields. There’s almost as many systems designed for staking tomatoes as there are tomato varieties; anything that keeps the fruits off the ground (where they are rot-prone) is fine.

When you transfer your baby plants to the garden patch, set them deep—the stems will sprout even more nutrient-lapping roots. But don’t overfeed your new pals unless you’d like lots of leaf and few fruits.

While not exactly organic, red plastic mulch appears to fool tomato plants into thinking they’re back in the tropical South American climes from whence their ancestors sprang, leading to earlier, larger yields. Just make sure the soil below stays moist, especially as the days heat up. (Southern gardeners may opt for organic mulches to avoid having the soil heat up even beyond a tomato plant’...

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Your Green Garden

Living the organic life starts right in your own backyard

March 2010

For many people, spring doesn’t start until they plant a garden. Some are drawn to the peace they experience with their hands in the soil, while others take pride in a beautifully landscaped yard overflowing with flowers. But for many gardeners it’s all about the vegetables: tender baby carrots, sun-ripened tomatoes, perfectly sweet melons.

Organic cultivation—growing vegetables, flowers and other plants without synthetic herbicides and pesticides—is an increasingly popular option among gardeners.

Going organic goes beyond concerns about personal or environmental health. “Pest control using pesticides tends to poke holes in your garden’s ecosystem by completely removing vast numbers of organisms and upsetting a critical natural balance those organisms create,” says master gardener Edward C. Smith, author of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible (Storey Publishing). “A balanced ecological approach not only works better but it’s also less work.”

If you have always wanted to try organic gardening but wasn’t sure where to start, turn the page for some basic suggestions. ...

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