Earth-Kind® Hydrangea Trial Plot Tour
You are invited to attend the Earth-Kind® Hydrangea Trial Plot Tour on Monday, August 19 from 10:00 am until noon. We will meet at the Earth-Kind® Hydrangea Trial located at Cottonwood Park in Dilworth. Your tour guides will be Randy Nelson, UMN Extension, Clay County and Todd Weinmann, NDSU Extension Service, Cass County.
The Earth-Kind® Environmental Landscape Management System was developed by horticulture specialists at Texas AgriLife Extension Service in 1993. The goal is to have people enjoy beautiful, productive landscapes which require only minimal maintenance while providing maximum protection for the environment. The Earth-Kind® Environmental Landscape Management System addresses four major horticulture challenges; stewardship of water resources, abuse/misuse of commercial fertilizers, abuse/misuse of pesticides, and the need to keep yard wastes in the landscape instead of the landfill. Areas within the Earth-Kind® program where research has been especially focused include choosing the most adaptable plants for a given region.
Please join us on Monday, August 19 at 10:00 am to view the hydrangea trial. Many of the hydrangeas will be in bloom (figures 1 and 2).
If you have questions about the plot tour, or to request disability accommodations, please contact Randy Nelson at the University of Minnesota Extension office, Clay County at 218-299-7338, 1-800-299-5020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cottonwood Park is located on the south side of the city near the intersection of Bean Ave. & Prior St. (From HWY 10 in Dilworth: head south at stoplight. Cross railroad tracks and head east at 'T' to Avon St. Head south on Avon St. Park is located at the end of Avon St. From South Moorhead: At junction of 12 Ave S. and 40th St. S. head east on 12 Ave S to 50th St. S. Head north on 50th St. S. to Bean Ave. Head east on Bean Ave. to Avon St. Go south on Avon St. Park is at end of street).
Check out our website at http://www.co.clay.mn.us/Depts/Extensio/Extensio.htm
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Figure 1. Quick Fire® Hydrangea. Photo taken August 8, 2013.
Figure 2. Little Lamb Hydrangea. Photo taken August 8, 2013.