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Book Review: Preserving by the Pint

For many gardeners, canning is a way to say, “Winter — take that! I will continue to enjoy my garden no matter how much snow you throw at me.” And,…

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Many viburnums have beautiful fall berries.

Plant Profile: Viburnum

Viburnum is a lovely group of shrubs year-round, but my appreciation for them always soars in fall. That’s when the bright red berries of American highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) shine…

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Thank You, Minnesota State Fair Volunteers!

As we head into the last day of the fair, we’d like to give a shout-out to our fantastic Minnesota State Fair volunteers. We could not have the presence we…

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Garden Learning at the Minnesota State Fair

There’s a lot to learn at the Minnesota State Fair — and not just about how many foods can be deep-fried! The Agriculture/Horticulture building where the MSHS booth is located…

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New Northern Gardener Available

The September/October issue of Northern Gardener is now out. (You will get a copy of the current issue if you join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair.) The cover features…

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Gardeners and Pollinators

Our educational booth at the Minnesota State Fair is aimed at teaching fair-goers more about pollinators and their important role in our food system. There are a variety of factors…

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Garden Gifts at the Minnesota State Fair

The MSHS booth at the Minnesota State Fair is a popular place to buy garden gifts for others or yourself. The booth features lots of books and fun garden T-shirts,…

Everyone wants a selfie with a giant tomato!

10 Reasons to Join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair?

One of the great parts about volunteering in the MSHS booth at the Minnesota State Fair is the chance to meet so many fellow gardeners as they stop by to…