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Project Update: Professional Drive Dental and South Suburban OMS

Northfield Construction Company - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:00am
It’s time for another update on the progress of the two new dental buildings going up – Professional Drive Dental and South Suburban OMS! The exterior of Professional Drive Dental is nearly finished. We are working on painting the interior with plans to start the finishes shortly after. Finishing touches are also underway on the South Suburban....
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Project Overview: The Reunion

Northfield Construction Company - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:06pm
The Reunion is open and ready for business. If you have not stopped down to see the renovation of what used to be the J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein, there is no better time to check it out. Our team has been hard at work renovating this beautiful space. A 12,500 SQ ft remodel of the three historical buildings....
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Astilbe, Heuchera & Hosta

Walking around the yard this week has been such a delight.  The heat and humidity have been just what is needed for the annual planters and baskets.  They have just exploded.  

Astilbe

But then there are the perennials that are shining right now.  The astilbe – they just hang around the beginning of the summer but when their flower stalks blossom – they are beautiful.  They come in a variety of colors – white, off-white, pink, red and purples.  These are a part shade perennial and are so hardy.  

Heuchera

The heucheras are another wonderful shade perennial – grown more for the foliage than the flower stalk.  Another name for heucheras is Coralbells.  These perennials come in many different leaf colors – lime green, green, a shade of orange, and many different shades of purple – from a lighter purple to almost black.  You don’t prune back the heucheras – just a cleanup in the spring!  They need to be mulched in the first season, and need well drained soil.

Hosta Komodo Dragon

Now – both of these perennials are great additions to your hosta gardens.  They provide different colors, contrasts and focal points.  This year, I have had more questions on “What is one of your largest hosta”.  I have many large hosta – but one of the largest and also is a vigorous grower is Hosta Komodo Dragon.   A blue/green hosta – it is huge!  

Try combining your hostas with other shade perennials!  

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It’s Hydrangea time!!

Incrediball Hydrangea

It’s that time of year when the hydrangeas start to blossom.  The different varieties have somewhat of a staggered time frame of beginning to bloom – but they will flower all the way into late September to early October!

The hydrangea shrubs come in many different varieties.  There are ones that will be 6′-8′ tall and wide and several quite a bit smaller – 3′ tall and wide.  The blossom color ranges from white to deep pink/red.  The Limelight hydrangea comes out white and then transforms into a beautiful lime green.  Quickfire – will be a pinkish white color early and transcend into a deep pink. 

There are also the hydrangea trees.  Wonderful ornamental trees for that accent spot where you don’t want a shrub but not a tree.  Well the hydrangea trees are perfect.  Most will be 6′ to 8′ tall and about 6′ to 7′ wide.  We have several hydrangea trees in the yard, and when you drive into the yard when the light is low – their blossoms appear to be beacons in the dark.  

Hydrangeas can do full sun but they are also part shade plants which makes them really versatile.  They like to be planted in well drained soil, but they do want to be kept well watered.  

An added perk to the hydrangea shrubs and trees is the clipping of the flower stalks and having dried flower arrangements inside and out.  

We have many varieties of hydrangea trees and shrubs.  Stop in and pick yours out and enjoy 3 months of beautiful blossoms!

 

 

 

 

 

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Project Overview: The Reunion

Northfield Construction Company - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 4:09pm
The Reunion is open and ready for business. If you have not stopped down to see the renovation of what used to be the J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein, there is no better time to check it out. Our team has been hard at work renovating this beautiful space. A 12,500 SQ ft remodel of the three historical buildings....
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What Google Actually Wants From Your Website

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:40am

In today’s market, people want to feel like they have found you as opposed to the other way around. A majority of the time this is through word of mouth, influencers or organic search. How can I improve my SEO?...

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Intern Expectations Part 2

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:40am

I cannot believe that I have been at BY for a whole month. These past couple weeks, a number of new, interesting, and eye-opening events happened in my life. The biggest event being that I finished my sophomore year of...

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Should I Invest in Video?

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:39am

We live in the age of video. Everyone is doing it (even your competitors), and if you’re wondering if you should be…the answer is a great big ABSOLUTELY! With the right strategy and execution, video can have a huge impact...

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Welcome Jordan to the Brand Yourself Team!

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:39am

Hello, my name is Jordan Andreas and I am the newest addition to the Brand Yourself team. This spring I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications. Upon graduation, I...

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What Google Actually Wants From Your Website

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:38am

In today’s market, people want to feel like they have found you as opposed to the other way around. A majority of the time this is through word of mouth, influencers or organic search. How can I improve my SEO?...

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Intern Expectations Part 2

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:36am

I cannot believe that I have been at BY for a whole month. These past couple weeks, a number of new, interesting, and eye-opening events happened in my life. The biggest event being that I finished my sophomore year of...

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Should I Invest in Video?

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:29am

We live in the age of video. Everyone is doing it (even your competitors), and if you’re wondering if you should be…the answer is a great big ABSOLUTELY! With the right strategy and execution, video can have a huge impact...

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Welcome Jordan to the Brand Yourself Team!

Brand Yourself Consulting - Tami Enfield - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 9:06am

Hello, my name is Jordan Andreas and I am the newest addition to the Brand Yourself team. This spring I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications. Upon graduation, I...

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Don’t Forget

This is the last weekend that you can use your 2019 Knecht’s Bonus Bucks!   They are good from June 1st through June 30th.  We have all of our remaining annuals on sale at 40% off which includes hanging baskets.  Our perennials have never looked better!   Shrubs and trees are fully stocked and ready to find a new home.  

We are going to experience the hottest weather of the summer this weekend.  The heat index will reach almost 100 degrees and the humidity in the tropical levels.  We all will be hot and in need of water to stay hydrated.  This is also true of your landscape plants – and seasonal annuals.  Don’t forget to give them an extra drink of water.   Especially anything that is newly planted this year!!!

Watch your in-boxes this weekend – the 4th of July e-coupon will be coming out!  

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Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac – a wonderful ornamental tree!  It’s tough as nails.  We have three of these trees planted here at home.  One out in our meadow which has been there for many years, and we have two new ones in our yard – replacing some of the victims to last fall’s tornado.  

These trees bloom about a month later than the lilac shrubs.  They are covered in clusters of large white FRAGRANT blossoms and have very few problems.  

There are several different varieties – basically covering size and width differences.  Some of the older varieties have lots of blooms one year, and a lighter bloom set the next.  Newer cultivars have a little more consistent blossoming.  

You will find Japanese Tree Lilacs in clump form or as a single stem tree.  It is strictly personal preference – what works best in your landscape.    They perform best in full sun – prefers well drained areas and will grow in a variety of soil types – even clay.  When planted in shady areas, you may experience some mildew.  

We are seeing these trees used in boulevards quite often.  They perform well in adverse conditions, which are typically found along city streets.   One of the car dealerships here in Northfield has them planted in their parking lot island coming in and out of the dealership. These trees are beautiful.  A parking lot has hot asphalt on both sides – and in the winter – lots of snow, ice and road salt that will find it’s way to the tree.   The tallest cultivar will grow to a mature height of 20′-25′ making it a great choice for under powerlines.

Consider the Japanese Tree Lilac.  Some of the cultivars we carry are the standard Japanese Tree Lilac, Snowcap, Snowdance, Summer Storm and Ivory Silk.    

 

 

 

 

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Announcing A New Donations Program

Just Food Co-op - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:43pm

There are so many changes starting the first of our fiscal year, (July 1, 2019) that we want to announce another one! 

You have probably already heard that we are going bagless starting on July 1, 2019. This means that we will no longer be giving away paper bags at the checkout lanes. So what does this mean for Planet Patches? 

Planet Patches

For those of you who don’t know, for approximately 15 years we have been encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable bags when they shop at the Co-op. For each bag that a shopper uses in the checkout lane, they are given one Planet Patch per reusable bag. These patches could be saved up and are worth $.05 each. Once a shopper saves up 20 planet patches they can redeem them for $1.00 off their groceries. Alternatively, there is a drop box at the customer service desk where shoppers can donate their $.05 and Just Food Co-op tallies up those tabs and makes a charitable donation with those funds. 

Your charitable contributions have gone to support many community partners over the years and since 2013 the Planet Patch funds have been donated to the Community Action Center of Northfield. Between Planet Patches, Just Change, and other contributions this community has donated $33,000 to the CAC just in the last 6 years! That’s hundreds of thousands of bags! 

We still want to have a way to keep our contribution program running, as well as reward people for continuing to remember their reusable bags. Enter our Community Coin Program. Starting July 1, 2019 every time you remember your reusable bags when you shop you will be given 1 Community Coin. During each month we will choose two community partners. Each Community Coin is worth 1 vote for the community partner of your choice. Just drop that Community Coin the box at the Customer Service Desk that represents your chosen community partner and watch the votes pile up.  The community partner who receives the most votes will receive a $200 contribution and the one who receives fewer votes will receive a $100 contribution from Just Food Co-op on behalf of our community. 

So what happens with the Planet Patches you’ve been saving over the past several years? Don’t worry! You can bring them in anytime during the month of July to redeem them. We will honor any amount you have left to the nearest dollar. Or, if you only have a few floating around in your car, you can simply bring those in and place them in the donation box. But, if you’ve been saving them up, July is your last chance to bring them in to redeem them for dollars off your groceries. And, yes, if you have 39, we will honor them for $2. But after July 31st they will no longer be in circulation, so plan to bring them in for your $1 off or donate them to the CAC during your next shop. 

Community Coin

Remember that, briefly, the Community Coin and Planet Patches will be running simultaneously. No more Planet Patches will be given out during the month of July, but we will continue to accept them in order to give people time to either redeem them or donate them. On August 1, 2019 only Community Coin will be in use. (Please compost or recycle all Planet Patches if you are reading this after 7/31/2019.)

Thank you to everyone who has donated their Planet Patches over the years! With your help we have donated thousands of dollars to the Community Action Center in Northfield, MN, contributed to dozens of other charitable organizations, and reused our bags hundreds of thousands of times. 

If you would like to be a Community Partner for a chance to receive a Community Donation of either $200 or $100 you can find the application here.

 

TL;DR Vital Facts: 

1 – We are switching from Planet Patches to Community Coin. 

2 – You have until July 31, 2019 to return any unused Planet Patches to Just Food Co-op. 

3 – The Community Coins will be used to vote for two Community Partners each month.

4 – If you would like to be a community partner here is the link. 

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Planting Large Trees

The tornadoes of September 20th, 2018, forever changed the landscape at our home and woods located near the Cannon River Wilderness Park.  

This spring has seen the cleanup of the yard and a start on the woods.  We have replanted many trees – some just small little seedlings – some a little larger and we have just had a large tree moved in with a tree spade truck.  The new Autumn Blaze Maple reaches just over 40 feet tall!  It is exciting to see such a beautiful larger tree now gracing the edge of the woods – just beyond our yard.  Round one of the tree planting has been accomplished and round two will be later in the summer.  

Our neighborhood was hit hard with the tornado and our neighbors are also planting trees.  Yesterday – one of our neighbors also had larger trees moved in.  It’s actually quite easy to have these trees installed in your yard.   We contract with Strese Tree Service from Dennison, and it starts with their truck coming to your yard and digging a hole.  The soil is then brought back to our field, deposited in an empty hole and they then dig the tree, and return to your yard and plant it in the hole they had just dug.  

We have two different fields which have larger trees available.  Deciduous trees anywhere from 3″ in trunk caliper up the 7″-8″ can be moved easily.  Evergreens typically start at about 6′ in height and can go to 16′-17′ tall.  Evergreens are sold by the foot of height.    The cost varies by size of the tree, variety and your location.  

If you would like more information on the planting of these larger trees, please contact us!

Digging the hole

The empty hole that was dug.

Bringing in the tree.

Begining to lower the new tree.

A little lower

Almost done!

A new addition to the yard!

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