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What’s Blooming in Mid-October?

We have yet to have frost in the Twin Cities, but the weather feels distinctly fall-ish this week. So what’s blooming in mid-October? We found annuals hanging on and still…

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It’s Not Too Late to Plant Trees

While it looks like much of Minnesota may experience frost later this week (and that’s later than normal), it’s not too late to plant trees, shrubs, even perennials. In fact,…

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It’s Not Too Late to Plant Bulbs

The local forecast calls for a wet and cool weekend, but it’s not too late to plant bulbs in Minnesota. Planting bulbs now will give you a great blast of…

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Check out this Class for Fall Decorating Ideas

MSHS has hosted “Gardening Gals Get-Togethers” during the holiday season for several years and these are popular events where women enjoy wine, hors d’oeurves and a chance to get creative….

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What’s Blooming at the End of September?

It’s hard to believe we will be in October by the middle of next week. This past month has been remarkably pleasant for Minnesota gardeners. Lots of sun, rain at…

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Preserving the Harvest: Recipes from Our Contributors

Our Northern Gardener writers and photographers are all very good at what they do, and many of them are also really good cooks. If you check out their personal blogs,…

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Preserving the Harvest: Spicy Sauce with Yellow Tomatoes

While this year’s tomato harvest is slowing a bit, I’m still pulling lots of yellow pear tomatoes out of the garden. You can only eat so many salads, and it’s…

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Preserving the Harvest: The Options

With many garden crops ripening two or more weeks later than usual, the frenzy of preserving and storing has moved from August into September this year. For many gardeners, the…