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    July 22, 2014

    Gardening with All Five Senses

    It’s that time of year when garden clubs, Master Gardener groups and community organizations hold garden tours. Walking through gardens created ...
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    July 18, 2014

    Magnificent Monarda

    I’ve been to several garden tours over the past couple of weeks and one plant that looks fantastic in every garden is bee balm (Monarda). If you...
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    July 16, 2014

    Hot Off the Press: Hellstrip Gardening

    This review originally appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Northern Gardener. Consider yourself lucky if you’re not familiar with the term hel...
  • Giant allium add fun to the landscape.
    July 15, 2014

    A Visit to Marge Hols Garden

    Last week, about 100 eager gardeners and supporters of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society descended on Marge Hols’ gorgeous St. Paul gard...
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    July 11, 2014

    A Delicious Basil Recipe

    Our Northern Gardener copy editor Julie is a basil fiend. She grows lots of basil and freezes bags and bags of pesto for winter eating. But sometimes,...
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Gardening with All Five Senses

It’s that time of year when garden clubs, Master Gardener groups and community organizations hold garden tours. Walking through gardens created by talented amateurs is a great way to learn…

monarda

Magnificent Monarda

I’ve been to several garden tours over the past couple of weeks and one plant that looks fantastic in every garden is bee balm (Monarda). If you are not familiar…

narrow hellstrip

Hot Off the Press: Hellstrip Gardening

This review originally appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Northern Gardener. Consider yourself lucky if you’re not familiar with the term hellstrip. It’s one of the names urban gardeners…

Giant allium add fun to the landscape.

A Visit to Marge Hols Garden

Last week, about 100 eager gardeners and supporters of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society descended on Marge Hols’ gorgeous St. Paul garden. The occasion was the Garden Gathering, a special…

narrow gelatos

A Delicious Basil Recipe

Our Northern Gardener copy editor Julie is a basil fiend. She grows lots of basil and freezes bags and bags of pesto for winter eating. But sometimes, even a noted…

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Plant Profile: Iris

In late spring and early summer, many Minnesota gardens are abloom with iris, which is one of the easiest plants to grow in our climate. Iris come in three types:…

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Thirsty Squirrels?

Here’s a fun fact we heard way back in February, but is worth remembering now. When squirrels ravage your vegetable garden taking one bite out of a melon here and…

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Watch for the New Northern Gardener

The July/August 2014 issue of Northern Gardener will be appearing in mailboxes and on newsstands over the next week. This issue captures all the glory of midsummer in Minnesota and…