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    June 2, 2016

    Tomatoes, Bee Plants and Bluebird Houses...

    That’s just part of what you will find at the MSHS Open House to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday (June 4) at the MSHS office, 2705...
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    May 27, 2016

    MSHS Pollinator Plant Packs Available

    To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MSHS this year, one of our projects has been the creation of pollinator plant packs. These groups of plants will...
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    May 19, 2016

    Legends of MSHS: John S. Harris

    This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. The “father of the orchardists” and “godfather” of the Minne...
  • Creeping phlox looks gorgeous in a rock garden.
    May 16, 2016

    Great Groundcovers

    Groundcovers solve a number of garden problems, from covering bare spots to preventing erosion to covering an area that is too steep to mow. While mos...
  • narrow foodscaping
    May 12, 2016

    Hot Off the Press: Foodscaping

    This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. Combining the edible with the ornamental has become the goal of many...
Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 8.35.50 PM

Tomatoes, Bee Plants and Bluebird Houses

That’s just part of what you will find at the MSHS Open House to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday (June 4) at the MSHS office, 2705…

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Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 9.45.25 AM

MSHS Pollinator Plant Packs Available

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MSHS this year, one of our projects has been the creation of pollinator plant packs. These groups of plants will be sold for a…

harris narrow

Legends of MSHS: John S. Harris

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. The “father of the orchardists” and “godfather” of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, John S. Harris (1826-1901) left…

Creeping phlox looks gorgeous in a rock garden.

Great Groundcovers

Groundcovers solve a number of garden problems, from covering bare spots to preventing erosion to covering an area that is too steep to mow. While most are grown for their…

narrow foodscaping

Hot Off the Press: Foodscaping

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. Combining the edible with the ornamental has become the goal of many gardeners, especially those who garden next…

tomato harvest

When Can I Plant Tomatoes?

One of the most common questions we hear from northern gardeners in the spring is: When can I plant tomatoes? Our advice is: Don’t rush it. The University of Minnesota…

BeekeeperA.J. Moses brings beehives to the garden to teach children about pollinators and honey, which is harvested and donated to the food shelf.

Growing Together: Washington Co. Master Gardeners

This article originally appeared in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener. On property owned by Retail Construction Services (RCS) in Lake Elmo, University of MInnesota Extension Master Gardeners from Washington…

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Battling Bunnies in the Garden

I hate to go all Elmer Fudd or Mr. McGregor on you, but I really do not like rabbits—especially in my garden. They can mow down a row of seedlings…