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Tour of Washington County Gardens

MSHS is thrilled to be working with the Washington County Horticulture Society on a special garden tour, Saturday, July 20. The Tour of Washington County Gardens features eight amazing private…

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Tour Takeaway: Container Design

Now that garden tour season is in full swing, we thought it would be fun to do an occasional feature on some of the great ideas we get from gardens…

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Have You Tried Variegated Solomon’s Seal?

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association names its plant of the year, and this year’s plant is a beautiful foliage plant for shade, Variegated Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’). It’s…

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What’s Blooming on July 4?

The better question might be: What isn’t blooming this Independence Day? After our slow, slow start to the gardening season, the plants are finally getting the sun they need. Here…

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New Northern Gardener Available

Have you seen this beautiful orchid on the newsstands yet? It’s the July/August issue of Northern Gardener, which features a story on the use of purple (my favorite garden color!)…

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How to Grow Green Beans

One of the easiest and most rewarding vegetable crops for northern gardeners are green beans. Whether you call them snap, string, shell or dried, green beans grow relatively quickly, require…

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An Evening in Heidi’s Garden

The May/June issue of Northern Gardener includes a profile of Heidi Heiland’s garden. You may be familiar with Heidi from her occasional appearances on KARE-11′s Grow with KARE segments or…

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How to Grow Roses

There have been volumes written on how to grow roses, but for most home gardeners the rules are pretty simple: Choose the right plants for your soil and climate; keep…