Experts Give Tips on Keeping Outdoor Plants Green

Typically they like to have their last day around Halloween depending on the weather.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — As the temperatures get colder, landscapers and gardeners will be looking to prolong the life of their outside plants. Experts are trying to educate growers on how to keep their plants going before the first frost. They say some of the best ways are to bring the more delicate flowers inside during cold nights, wrapping cedar or…

Duluth Monarch Buddies Hosting Pollinator Marketplace

The Event is Happening Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Coppertop Church

DULUTH, Minn. – With the recent heatwave, more butterflies and insects are returning to the Northland a little earlier than normal. On Saturday, June 12, Northland residents are welcome to stop by the Coppertop Church in Duluth. A pollinator marketplace is being offered by the Duluth Monarch Buddies. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., featuring milkweed…

Greenhouses Thinking Spring

The Lilac Hill greenhouse in Hermantown first began prepping some geranium plants in early January.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Green houses in the area are already thinking Spring. The Lilac Hill greenhouse in Hermantown first began prepping some geranium plants in early January. The greenhouse will receive even more plants in the coming weeks. “We start out twelve in hanging baskets which is our petunias and the large big baskets you see that we have available…

Lake Superior Art Glass Hosts Terrarium Design Class

Organizers say, that the designer classes have become more accessible then ever. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior Art Glass has been hosting new designer events since October, one of those being for designing your own terrarium. The program is one of several put on by the shop, allowing anyone to design the globe which would then house a plant. Organizers say that the designer classes have become more accessible then ever. “For…

Friends of the Lakewalk Receive Pollinator Plant Donation

DULUTH, Minn. – Friends of the Lakewalk have recently received a huge donation of pollinator plants. The organization has been active for about 12 years and it’s geared towards preserving and improving the Lakewalk. The 750 perennials allow them to expand their pollinator plots. “So there throughout the length of the Lakewalk at various sites. That way the pollinator insects and…

All About Monarchs at Superior Public Library

Duluth Monarch Buddies come to teach about monarchs and milkweed.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids at the Superior Public Library got an up close look at Monarch Butterflies. Duluth Monarch Buddies came to teach summer camps about the orange insects and how their populations are in danger. Kids could take home milkweed seeds to grow the plants that monarchs feed on to increase their numbers in the Northland. “It’s always nice to…

Wisconsin Goats Go Green

Lake Minnesuing Farm Led Goats on Plant Eating Parade

DULUTH, Minn.- While herds of Northlanders flocked to the polls for their civic duty, a herd of Northland Animals took the streets of Bennett Wisconsin, for their environmental duty. Breaking up the normal landscape of candidate signs on Bennett Road: goats on parade. Many are named after food: Sugar, Mama Coco, Maggie, Ginger, Ruby Tuesday, Devon, Mary Jane, Chippers, among…

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…

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….

Avoiding Pet Decorating Dangers this Season

Staff at Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth Offer Tips on How to Keep Your Pets Safe this Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – By now many folks are probably rocking around the Christmas tree, but did you know your holiday decorations could be a danger to some in the household? Michelle Sternberg, Marketing and Communications Manager and Lindsay Snustad, Executive Director of Animal Allies Humane Society visited FOX 21 Local News to offer a few tips on keeping your furry friends…

Sprouting Up With Shoreview Natives

Shoreview Natives Look to Showcase Natural Landscaping

DULUTH, Minn. – Many of you may be looking into landscaping projects this summer. One local company is looking to transition outdoor spaces into ecological hubs. Shoreview Natives is stemming from a lesson taught in one Northland classroom. For Duluth Woodland resident Will Bartsch, it’s common to have folks drive past his home, looking twice and stopping with a few questions….

Surrender Unwanted Fish, Plants in the Northland

Minnesota Sea Grant is Partnering with Local Businesses to Find New Homes for Unwanted Aquatic Species, Plants

DULUTH, Minn. – Invasive species have become a big issue in Northland waters over the past few years. Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Sea Grant Organization helped provide a safe solution to the problem. Northlanders had two hours to take their unwanted fish and aquatic plants to the UMD Kirby Center. The event is designed to give people the chance to…