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Art in Bloom: Macy’s Flower Show

Whether you are an art lover or a plant aficionado, the Macy’s Flower Show this year is well worth a visit. I am both a plant and art lover, so…

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Best Plants for Butterflies

Friday’s post on the best plants for bees and other pollinators has been very popular, so we wanted to follow up with this post on Heather Holm’s suggestions for the…

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Best Plants for Bees and Other Pollinators

The gardening adage that you should put the right plant in the right place applies to gardening for bees and other pollinators as well. During the District 7 Spring Fling…

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Growing Together: Shoreview Garden Club

This article appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. Thanks to the Shoreview Community Garden Club, members experience the difference great speakers can make for individuals and the…

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Garden Trend: Trees that Look Like Taylor Swift

‘Tis the season for horticulture days, spring flings and assorted other garden events. Saturday I had a chance to attend the District 7 Spring Fling, where Northern Gardener horticulture editor…

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Minnesota Green: Redeemer Landscapers

This article appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. When Redeemer Lutheran Church decided to build a new welcome center just over a decade ago, plans for garden…

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Great Garden Speakers at Minneapolis Home Show

Wow! What a fantastic lineup of speakers will be on-hand for this weekend’s Minneapolis Home + Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center downtown. MSHS sponsors the Garden Theater, which…

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Epic Tomatoes: Book Review and Giveaway!

This review originally appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. With Epic Tomatoes, How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time (Storey Publishing, 2015),…