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The first day of spring has come and gone. The snow is deep outside my window, but the sun is shining brightly, and the soft drip of melting snow whisper “spring is on the way!” When the frost leaves the ground, the early perennials will begin to grow. Dianthus (Sweet Williams and Pinks), Iris and Oriental Poppies begin to push their way through the soil, eager to greet the new spring. For the gardener, early spring means planning, seed starting and waiting. Early spring is also the ideal time for dividing many perennials!
Nine area high schools will be in Morris on Wednesday to participate in the Large Group Band Contest. The bands will perform in the Concert Hall at the Morris Area Elementary School. Here is the performance schedule: 11:30 a.m. - Morris Area Concert Band 12:00 p.m. - Campbell-Tintah 12:30 p.m. - Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 1:00 p.m. - West Central Area 1:30 p.m. - Breckenridge 2:00 p.m. - Wheaton 2:30 p.m. - Chokio-Alberta 3 p.m. - Minnewaska Area 3:30 p.m. - Morris Area Wind Ensemble
Morris Area, St. Mary's and Cyrus Schools will be running two hours late on Tuesday, March 19. Buses will run on plowed roads only.
The Morris Area, St. Mary's and Cyrus schools are closed for Monday, March 18.
Reps. Jay McNamar (DFL – Elbow Lake) and Paul Marquart (DFL – Dilworth), chair of the House Education Finance Committee will hold a town hall meeting in Morris at 10 a,n,, Saturday, March 16 in the Morris City Council Chambers.
Every March for the past 10 years, I have had the privilege of traveling with other members of the Barnes-Aastad Soil and Water Conservation Research Association to Washington, D.C., to express my support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) and its lab in Morris.
Reps. Jay McNamar (DFL – Elbow Lake) and Paul Marquart (DFL – Dilworth), chair of the House Education Finance Committee will hold a town hall meeting in Morris at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 in the Morris City Council Chambers.
The Native American Garden at the University of Minnesota, Morris, will be featured on this week's episode of 'Prairie Yard and Garden' on Pioneer Public TV. This student-grown garde holds traditional vegetables that are harvest and preserved for use during a fall community meal.
Ever wondered how to get more plants from your existing ones?
It’s that time of year again. Spring is just around the corner, seeds are ordered, and local Master Gardener groups are gearing up for their annual education days. The Douglas County Master Gardener group is no exception. On Saturday, March 23, Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let’s Get Growing at Alexandria Technical College Office and Information Technology Center. This day-long event (8:00 AM-3:15 PM) includes a selection of 24 different workshop topics.