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Minnesota Green: Sherburne County Master Gardeners

The Minnesota Green program has had a big impact on the Sherburne County Master Gardeners’ community gardening projects, and they’ve only participated in the program for one year. “Before Minnesota…

Growing Greens in Early Spring

Lettuce and other greens, such as kale, spinach and Swiss chard, are among the vegetables that grow well starting in early spring. Growing greens is easy and this weekend, with…

What’s Blooming in the Neighborhood? Spring Edition

It was a brisk, sunny morning yesterday, so I took a walk around the neighborhood to see what’s blooming. For mid-April, quite a bit! Forsythia bushes looked pretty in several…

Spring Garden Gala Recap

Another Spring Garden Gala is in the books, and it was a delightful time with attendees getting a sneak peak at many of the new plants that will be in…

Review: New Bee Guide from Heather Holm

Minnesota author Heather Holm’s latest bee guide has the detail to satisfy even the most engaged citizen scientists and the scope to give beginning gardeners ideas for creating bee habitats….

Growing Together: U of Minnesota Horticulture

Education from the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science isn’t just for enrolled students. Last spring, the Minnesota horticulture department started offering free public-friendly seminars on Wednesdays; the speaker…

New Vegetable Varieties for 2017 Shrinking

Judging by the new vegetable varieties being offered this year, gardens are shrinking. More varieties are being marketed for patios, pots and raised beds. Everything from tiny eggplant to mini-squash…

Spotlight: Spring Garden Gala Volunteers

MSHS could not put on events such as the Spring Garden Gala without the many volunteers who help us out. One of the standouts has been board member Toni Kluck,…