Author Archives: Julie Weisenhorn

About Julie Weisenhorn

U of MN Extension Horticulturist; Minnesota gardener; photographer; Linnaeus admirer.

Video: Honey bee on dwarf yellow spray sunflower

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F4P Living Lab and survey

Visitors to the St. Paul campus will find the Flowers for Pollinators garden in the Horticultural Science Display Garden at Gortner and Folwell avenues. Stop by throughout the summer and observe the interactions of pollinators and plants. Be part of … Continue reading

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How this all got started: Pollinator counts in 2015 at the Arboretum

By Mary H. Meyer, Extension horticulturist and Professor, U of M Total insect counts on four zinnia cultivars and six salvia species or cultivars were taken at two locations during July-September 2015 (minimum of 18 counts/days at each location) in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Chaska, MN and the University of Minnesota campus Display and Trial […]

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2017 F4P sites planted!

It’s been a busy time – and the weather kept throwing us curve balls! – but we have the three 2017 Flowers for Pollinators sites planted! Horticulture Display Garden – U of M West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Carl Linnaeus!

Born May 23, 1707, in Stenbrohult, in the province of Småland in southern Sweden (1), Carolus Linnaeus is considered the father of modern taxonomy and the creator of the binomial naming system. What does that mean? Without his classification system, … Continue reading

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Results: 2016 Flowers for Pollinators

In 2016, U of M Extension Master Gardeners throughout Minnesota planted 24 varieties of annual flowers and observed pollinator activity throughout the summer as part of the 35th annual Master Gardener Seed Trial. Varieties included: Volunteers were trained by extension … Continue reading

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2017 Plant list and planting info

The F4P plant list has grown! 2017 includes favorites like cosmos and expands the choices of marigold colors, some pretty splashy Zinnias, sunflower sizes for containers) and Salvia colors and flower forms. 2017 plant list      

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