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MSHS has long been a supporter of women in horticulture. Here members of a summer class in 1896 put cuttings into a propagation bed.

MSHS is 150! A Big Year Ahead

2016 is a big year for MSHS! This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, and we will be celebrating all year long….


Minnesota Green: Hawthorne EcoVillage Garden

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant—from housing rehab to education and job training to community enrichment. “When redeveloping…

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Book Review: Garden Made

Are you a crafty gardener? If so, Stephanie Rose”s book, Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life (Roost Books, 2015), is a fun…

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Growing Together: Northfield Garden Club

The Northfield Garden Club works to brighten up its community’s landscape through service projects and sponsoring events such as tours and plant sales. In fact, the 2015 Northfield Garden and…

Keep layering the rough compost with finished compost.

How to Create a Lasagna Garden

Lasagna gardening is a no-till method of creating a garden bed over an area of grass or weeds. While many people start lasagna gardens in the fall so the garden…

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Gift Ideas for Gardeners, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, we suggested eight gift ideas for gardeners who have everything. Today, we’ve got a few more, and the best thing is you can get them…

families etc

Spring Garden Gala Registration Opens Today

Is it too early for thinking about spring? Not if you are thinking about going to the annual MSHS Spring Garden Gala to be held April 1, 2016 at Vadnais…


Thankful for Gardeners

If we were of a more poetic nature, we would add a line or two to the poem below about being thankful for gardeners who support MSHS and other garden…