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Designing an Entry, Deck or Patio Garden

Winter is a great time to learn a new skill to use in the garden, and MSHS offers several classes for folks who want to learn more about vegetable gardening,…

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Buckthorn -- the baddest of the bad invasive plants.

Alternatives to Invasive Plants

Here’s the thing about plants that become invasive: They usually start out as a plant someone loves. Buckthorn was hailed as a great hedge plant in the mid 20th century—and…

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Growing Hostas in Pots? Why Not!

Using perennials—and even small shrubs—in containers has become more and more common as gardens shrink and breeders develop compact varieties. Hostas are among those perennials that do very well growing…

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The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

This review originally appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Northern Gardener The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms (Storey Publishing, 2014) By Stephen Russell Are you looking for a way…

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Plant Profile: Dahlia

Let’s take a break from the cold, the slop and the just endlessness of January to appreciate one of the quintessential plants os summer: the dahlia. To find dahlias in…

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Happy 90th Anniversary, MNLA!

The article below originally appeared as the Growing Together column in the January/February 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. Education has always been a core mission of the Minnesota Nursery and…

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Learn Tips for Successful Seed Starting at MSHS

Have you ever wanted to try starting herbs, vegetables or annual flowers from seed but not been sure where to start? Or maybe you tried indoor seed starting but were…

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Get Inspired with the New Northern Gardener

We like to think every issue of Northern Gardener is inspiring (and they are!) but 2015 may be our best year yet, and we are kicking it off with a…