AICHO Holds Blessing of the Gardens Ceremony

DULUTH, Minn.– There was a ‘Blessing of the Gardens’ ceremony today held by the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), that honored and gave appreciation to the plants for what they give to us and the community around us. Hope Flanagan of Seneca Nation, and of the Turtle Clan, is the Community Outreach and Cultural Teacher for Dream of Wild…

Fresh Garden Bruschetta with Chef Arlene Coco

Cooking Connection: Garden Bruschetta

DULUTH, Minn. – Nothing represents the tastes of summer more than a fresh picked meal from the garden. In this week’s Cooking Connection, Chef Arlene Coco teaches FOX 21’s Brett Scott how to make a delicious, easily handcrafted garden bruschetta using fresh picked herbs and vegetables from a Duluth community garden. Garden Bruschetta Recipe Serving size: 6 Ingredients: 4 tablespoons…

Not Fall Color Season Just Yet but Duluth is Still Blooming

It's peak time at Duluth's Rose Garden.

DULUTH, Minn.- While you’re waiting for the fall colors now’s the perfect time to enjoy the rose garden in Duluth. Workers with the city of Duluth and volunteers have been hard at work all summer to keep the roses blooming into October. The caretakers are deadheading them, this is a process of cutting the roses helps keep them alive much…

Gardening Season Still a Few Weeks Away

Potatoes and Onions Can be Planted Now

DULUTH, Minn.-The temperatures are rising across the Northland which may lead you to want to scratch your gardening itch. Experts warn though, that it’s still too early to plant most items other than vegetables like potatoes and onions. The peak season for planting is still a few weeks away, which can be frustrating for some local gardeners. “We are certainly…

Renegade Gardener Talks Cool & Creative Containers at Home Show

Don Engebretson to Give Daily Presentations

DULUTH, Minn. – The Arrowhead Home and Builder Show starts up Wednesday, April 4 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, and this year there won’t be a lack of things to check out. This morning Renegade Gardener, Don Engebretson, stopped by FOX 21 to give a preview of his presentation. Engebretson has been featured on PBS, HGTV, and the DIY…

Planting Your Winter Blues Away

One local flower shop is hosting a succulent workshop.

DULUTH, Minn.- If your green thumb itching for some gardening? One local workshop is helping you plant away the winter blues. Once a month Bella Flora in Duluth, is hosting a succulent workshop. The class is in the hands of the planter, you can arrange one succulent a large arrangement to brighten up your home. “It is the way to do…

Growing Season Sprouts at Engwall’s

Spring Officially Begins on March 20, but the Staff at Engwall's are Already Ordering, Planting and Watering

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland is still a little over two months away from the official start of spring, but when temperatures plummet as low as they have been, it’s hard not to think of warmer weather. Spring in the northern hemisphere begins on Tuesday, March 20, and one business in the Northland is already growing more and more excited….

Farewell to Finke’s Berry Farm

After 32 Years in the Berry Business, Doug and Diane Finke are Set to Retire

CARLTON, Minn. – After more than three decades of digging in fields, one Northland couple is leaving the berry business, but not without heavy hearts. The owners of Finke’s Berry Farm are spending their final summer speaking with customers and making memories on their 120 acre plot of land. “They’re living organisms. It’s like adopting 65,000 kids every year,” said…

Local Experts give Gardening Tips to Northlanders

Get Ready to Grow

FLOODWOOD, Minn. – The official start of Spring is just days away and many folks around the Northland are getting anxious to start gardening. This morning Bob Olen, Horticulturalist and Educator for St. Louis County, stopped by FOX 21 to chat about an upcoming gardening program. The county is hosting a seminar to give new home fruit and vegetable growing tips. The program…