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Landscape & Garden Trends for 2013


By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Extending your individual style from the interior to the exterior has become a top landscape priority. From traditional shrubbery

and structural lines to vintage accents from repurposed materials, anything goes in the garden to create the same comfort you find in your living room.



Containers with an aged look -- patinas, encrustations, crackled finishes are becoming the focal point in gardens.

Make room in your landscape this year for texture. Use plants with contrasting colors and foliage to highlight the

rustic exterior of your planter. Hydrangea, Ninebark, Weigela, and tried and-true favorites are now available in

dwarf sizes to captivate even the smallest of yard. Succulents are all the rage. Use them for tabletop containers,

vertical gardens, or drought-tolerant containers. Take it a step further by incorporating creeping succulents into your

landscape design. Let’s start planning.

My mechanic says my car needs ball joints. Please explain.

By Tony Russel

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Ball joints are a part of your vehicle’s suspension that connects the steering knuckles to the control arms. A ball joint is essentially a flexible ball and socket that allows the suspension to move and at the same time the wheels to steer. Cars an ..... 
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What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

As clients are looking for ways to update their websites, we have a variety of requests that we fulfill on a regular basis. Some clients want to be able to enter updates on their website on their own. For this request, we create a Content Managemen ..... 
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TItle Transfers...

By Scott Brunsvold

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Once again we need to revisit the issue of how long it takes to transfer a title in the State of Minnesota. Unlike our neighbors, Iowa & Wisconsin, where you go to the court house and walk out with a title, here in Minnesota we got to a Deputy Regist ..... 
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Does the “fiscal cliff” affect my estate plan?

By Scott Springer

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Yes! Whenever state or federal tax law changes, you should review your estate plan to insure that it takes complete advantage of your exemption limits and doesn’t cause you to suffer any penalties. Most estate planning documents take into accoun ..... 
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What happens if I should die when I’m away from home, and my family wants my funeral and burial back in my hometown?

By Gary Hoff

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Ask the Expert

I do get asked this question often, and it does occur on occasion. If a person dies while they are on vacation or away visiting friends or relatives, it is always best to have the family call their hometown funeral home first. By doing this, a famil ..... 
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Winter Berry Plants for Birds

By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Ask the Expert

Elements of Design 507.864.7885 Cell 507.450.2291 peggi@eodlandscapes.com www.eodlandscapes.com Invite flocks to your backyard 'by Design' with fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and groundcovers in your landscapes. Feeding birds comes naturally with ..... 
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Why should I pre-plan my funeral?

By Gary Hoff

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Ask the Expert

Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service Rushford 864-7771 • Houston 896-3127 St. Charles 932-4100 • Lewiston 523-2277 Goodview / Winona 452-4241 www.hofffuneral.com      Pre-planning one’s funeral can seem like a daunting task. In realit ..... 
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Misconception #4: Indoor air quality is not a problem at my house.

By Brian Breer

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Ask the Expert

Breer’s Heating & A/C Dedicated to consumer education and client service. Serving all S.E. Minnesota Service all makes & models. 507-864-4139 or 507-450-6102 Brian Breer Not true. All houses have indoor air quality problems, they just ..... 
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