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Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm
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Nursery grower of trees, shrubs and perennials for landscape installation. Delivery, planting and consulting services are also available.
Nursery grower of trees, shrubs and perennials for landscape installation. Delivery, planting and consulting services are also available.

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Added photos to Annual Spring Tree & Shrub Auction.
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Before we know it, it will be time again for our Spring Tree & Shrub Auction! We really look forward to this event each year and our guests really seem to enjoy it. Fahey Sales, out of Glencoe, MN conducts our auctions. Everyone is welcome to attend and bid and there are no minimums or reserves. Our trees are arranged in lots of four or fewer. This keeps the sale running at a good pace and makes it easier for clients with shorter shopping lists to bid. We always try to alternate tree varieties from lot to lot, too. Doing so gives people multiple opportunities to bid on varieties of interest. Much more information is available on our website: https://www.kahnkefarm.com/
Simply scroll down on our homepage for more information and participation tips. We hope to see you there!
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Please enjoy my latest blog entry! This is a topic I feel passionately about, so it was great fun to write.
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Here is a really good article on how to perpetuate your plant palette.
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When we are thinking about "Trees for the Future," it makes a great deal of sense to include legumes. Most of the articles that I find online (like the one I'm linking) on this topic focus on permaculture and food forests. However, another great reason to plant leguminous trees is that they thrive in areas with poor soil and low fertility. Some that aren't included on the linked list are Redbuds and Honeylocusts.
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This actually came out a couple of years ago, but it is a really good summary of how to prune a fruit tree. Now would be a great time to do so if you live in central or southern Minnesota. Fruit tree pruning is really a process of elimination. After you remove dead and broken branches, suckers and water sprouts; you are usually left with a pretty good looking tree.

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This is great! I had to "become" a broccoli fan through a series of somewhat involuntary tastings. I guess some broccoli fans are just born that way.
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I have gooseberries and Consort black currants in my shady backyard and they fruit very nicely. They also make good hedges. The gooseberries have abundant thorns, which could be an asset beneath a bedroom window (for security reasons). We use them for wine and I am hoping to make some scones this year. Birds never seem to bother the berries, so I don't have to use any nets. This is a huge perk!
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The individual who posted this video has a whole series on Midwest natives.  Most of them are great food sources for pollinators and/or wildlife and many are also edible and/or medicinal plants.
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