• plant sales narrow
    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...
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    April 30, 2015

    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 ...
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    April 21, 2015

    Learn About Straw Bale Gardening Saturda...

    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 ...
  • magnolia bloom
    April 20, 2015

    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 ...
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,…

magnolia bloom

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,…

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Slash and Plant Shrubs

Early spring is a great time to plant new shrubs and perennials, and if you check your local nursery, you may even find some bargains. Shrubs that have been in…

It's not too late to start seeds indoors! Before you know it, they will be hardening off and getting ready for planting.

Vegetable Garden Basics: Seed Starting Mixes

When the time comes to start seeds indoors for your vegetable garden, you’ll need a light system, trays or pots and a seed starting medium. Indoor seed starting is never…

Pollinators swarmed the shasta daisies at the trial gardens at the U of M St. Paul campus last summer.

U of M Master Gardener Flower Trials

The March/April issue of Northern Gardener has the results of the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener vegetable trials. These are very useful for gardeners deciding which varieties to grow…