Hennepin County, Minnesota

Groups (1)


Answers from experts

2 Members

Accepts questions from anywhere.

Questions (7,432)

What is this?

Hello, I have found this brown chrysalis-like structure on the exterior of my house. I am curious what it is? The structure is approximately 1/4" long and 1/8" wide; two photos are attached.

Img-0658_300x300%2523 Img-0657_300x300%2523

Hennepin County Minnesota 6 months ago

Submitted in error


Hennepin County Minnesota 7 months ago

Is this helenium?

Hello, I am wondering if these two pictures are enough to confirm that this wildflower is indeed helenium (aka sneezeweed) and NOT a weed? If so, do you know when it will start blooming? Thank you.

Img_3842_300x300%2523 Img_3843_300x300%2523

Hennepin County Minnesota 7 months ago

Ginkgo Chi Chi

Hi! I saw several Ginkgo plants- variety Chi Chi at the arboretum. I’d love to have this shrub in my yard but have been unable to locate one. Any recommendations on where I can find it? Have tried Otten Bro’s, Bachman’s, etc. They have the tree but not the shrub. Thank you for your assistance. Jennifer


Hennepin County Minnesota 7 months ago

Hydrangea Plant....

I received a beautiful "blue blooms" hydrangea. It had four large perfect blooms. Because it was too cold outside I kept it in the house for about 3 weeks before moving it outdoors. During that time the blooms turned brown on the edges. What is causing that? What do I do now? I thought I cared for them appropriately as far as watering and keeping them in a good environment. Disregard the "Image upload" below. I was not able to download a photo.


Hennepin County Minnesota 9 months ago

Black Hills Spruce sick/dying

I bought this house 7 years ago and had 5 black hills spruce in the backyard. I removed a spindly dead one yesterday but on all of them have been removing dead lower branches the last several years. There is a lot of shade--big ash to the east and south and river birch to the west. I did add several inches of mulch about 3 years ago. Anything I can do to improve likelihood of saving remainder? On the left of 7733 you can see the best of the spruce and on the right part of the 3 river birch. There is a large slope behind me from which I get a lot of rain water and behind that is where there's a large ash that shades formic of the year. 7730 shows a close up of damaged branch. Thank you for any assistance.

Img_7731-2_300x300%2523 Img_7730-3_300x300%2523 Img_7733-2_300x300%2523

Hennepin County Minnesota 10 months ago

Grotrax grass seed blanket product

Is this product, available on line and at big box stores, useful for growing grass in areas where it has been hard to grow grass? Is it too late in the year to try it? If we purchase some now would it be good to use next spring if we didn’t put it down yet this year?

Hennepin County Minnesota over 1 year ago

Lawn infested with clover

How may I remove clover from my lawn without damaging the grass and fouling the environment?

Pict0001_300x300%2523 Pict0003_300x300%2523 Pict0005_300x300%2523

Hennepin County Minnesota over 1 year ago

view all