• Vicky Vogels (rear) assists Kyra, Linda and Jenny as they register for the plant show.
    May 21, 2015

    Spotlight on the State Fair Plant Show

    Have you ever considered entering the Minnesota State Fair plant show sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society? It’s a fun event a...
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    May 20, 2015

    Plant Profile: Tree Peony

    When does a peony behave like a shrub? That’s not a riddle, and the answer is when it is a tree peony—a gorgeous shrub-like peony that blooms ...
  • Declaration lilac (Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries)
    May 13, 2015

    Plant Profile: Lilac

    Does any plant say spring in northern gardens quite like lilacs? With their lush scent and pretty purple or white blooms, lilacs reach their peak in l...
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    May 4, 2015

    Don’t Miss These Great Plant Sales...

    This coming weekend marks the beginning of plant sale season here in Minnesota. Plant sales sponsored by garden clubs, Master Gardener groups or local...
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    May 1, 2015

    May/June Northern Gardener on News Stand...

    Getting excited about your 2015 garden? Be sure to check out the May/June issue of Northern Gardener, which is on news stands beginning today. The May...
Vicky Vogels (rear) assists Kyra, Linda and Jenny as they register for the plant show.

Spotlight on the State Fair Plant Show

Have you ever considered entering the Minnesota State Fair plant show sponsored by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society? It’s a fun event and a great way to share your gardening…

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narrow peony

Plant Profile: Tree Peony

When does a peony behave like a shrub? That’s not a riddle, and the answer is when it is a tree peony—a gorgeous shrub-like peony that blooms about two weeks…

Declaration lilac (Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries)

Plant Profile: Lilac

Does any plant say spring in northern gardens quite like lilacs? With their lush scent and pretty purple or white blooms, lilacs reach their peak in late May to early…

plant sales narrow

Don’t Miss These Great Plant Sales

This coming weekend marks the beginning of plant sale season here in Minnesota. Plant sales sponsored by garden clubs, Master Gardener groups or local charities are great places to find…

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May/June Northern Gardener on News Stands Now

Getting excited about your 2015 garden? Be sure to check out the May/June issue of Northern Gardener, which is on news stands beginning today. The May/June issue is our largest…

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Hot Off the Press: Essential Perennials

By Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher An attractive reference guide, Essential Perennials (Timber Press, 2015) makes weeding through hundreds of plant options a bit less bewildering and would make…

Straw bales ready to be planted.

Learn About Straw Bale Gardening Saturday

Joel Karsten has been teaching about the benefits of straw bale gardening for several years now,l starting with the publication of his first book on the topic. His revised, updated book,…

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Plant Profile: Magic Magnolias

Magnolias are wonderful small trees or shrubs, which despite their southern connections, can work as spring-flowering plants for gardens in USDA Zone 4 — about the southern half of Minnesota,…