Blog Archives

narrow flower arranging

Hot Off the Press: Simple Flower Arranging

Simple Flower Arranging by Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks (DK Publishing, 2014) This visually stunning book is a piece of art itself, but you won’t want to just leave it…

Amaryllis blooms on New Year's Day

Force Spring Bulbs for Winter Beauty

We’ve passed the point where gardeners can plant bulbs outside for spring bloom, but it’s not too late to pot up bulbs for forcing into bloom in the winter. It’s…

The Shannons' cacti collection includes many beautiful native forms.

Treat Your Garden Club to an Amazing Garden Party

Jerry and Lee Shannon’s St. Paul garden is one of the hidden jewels of that city. And, a lucky MSHS garden club will get a chance to have a garden…

narrow cover

Check Out the Latest Northern Gardener

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener will be on newsstands soon. Subscribers should already have received their copy of this issue, which is chock full of ideas for the holidays…

statefair volunteers

Don’t Forget MSHS on Give to the Max Day

Two weeks from today is the annual Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Since 2009, one Thursday in November has been set aside for people to give to the…

pumpkin finished

Easy Tips for Fall Garden Decor

We’ve had such a warm and glorious fall, it’s been hard to let go of summer. But, really, when you are four days away from Halloween, there is no more…

SONY DSC

Congratulations, MSHS Award Winners

Each year, MSHS honors individuals and groups that represent the exemplary achievements gardeners make in Minnesota, though community gardening and public greening efforts. This year’s awards were presented Saturday. Congratulations…

birds narrow

Best Books for Bird Gardeners

Are you a “bird gardener?” Many gardeners love the natural world and also enjoy it by hiking, biking, fishing or watching birds. As a home gardener, you are in a…